Today Swamplot is brought to you by 2 adjacent properties designed (and inhabited) by Intexure Architects: The 3-story home at 1819 Southmore Blvd., and the company’s Live Work Studio at 1815 Southmore Blvd. Thanks for the support!
Intexure’s cofounders, architects Russell and Rame Hruska, have created a unique modern development in the neighborhood between Downtown and the Texas Medical Center now known as Museum Park. It’s anchored by their personal home on Southmore between Chenevert and Almeda and their architecture studio next door — 2 buildings that back up to a midblock greenspace — which together constitute their vision of an ideal live-work environment.
The 5-bedroom residence (pictured above), which they’ve named the Tripartite House, won an AIA Houston Design Award for its interiors, has been featured on AIA home tours, and has appeared in both Architect and Architectural Record magazines. It’s expected to receive a LEED Platinum rating for its environmental and energy-minded features — including a rainwater-harvesting setup and a whole-house water-filtration system. Inside you’ll find Poggenpohl millwork, top-of-the-line Thermador appliances, a separate catering kitchen, and a rooftop terrace overlooking both Downtown and the Med Center.
For a future project, the design-build firm is planning to work with advanced digital fabrication techniques and prefab technologies; both Intexure’s Tripartite House and its Live Work Studio are now on the market in order to allow that to happen. The properties are being offered for sale by Boulevard Realty agent Star Massing.
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