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.
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