BROOKVIEW RESIDENCE

Lionel Morrison, FAIA   |   MORRISON DILWORTH + WALLS

The Brookview Residence was completed in 2019 and occupies a wooded, 2.2 acre site in the Preston Hollow section of Dallas, Texas.


The program called for a house where the owners could live comfortably alone and entertain large and small groups with ease. They also wanted most of their day-to-day activities to be contained on the ground level.


The solution was this courtyard house where indoor and outdoor space can become one and thereby create a variety of living and entertaining options.


The design strives to be sustainable in its use of locally sourced materials, highly efficient doors and windows, 100% led lighting and a geothermal hvac system. All these factors serve to reduce the house’s energy footprint.

 
 

Features

Location                  Dallas, Texas
Completion            July 2019
Building area          10,426 air-conditioned square feet
Structure                 Reinforced concrete foundation
                                 2x6 engineered wood wall framing    
                                Open web wood roof and floor trusses
Major materials/systems    Exterior cladding of limestone and stucco
                                Thermally broken steel windows and doors
                                Slab granite and wood floors
                                Slab granite on pedestals throughout courtyard
                                Wood clad trusses where exposed
                                Glass skylights in strategic locations
                                Geothermal hvac system
Site features           Numerous large trees and gently sloping terrain
                                Triangular site faces two intersecting streets
Sustainability features        Geothermal HVAC system
                                Led lighting throughout the house
                                High efficiency doors, windows and glass
                                Highly reflective TPO roofing
                                Limestone sourced in Texas