"Cross-Grain House in Bee Cave," e-architect, March, 2017


Location: Bee Cave, Texas
Project Managers: Travis Cook, Audrey McKee
Design Team: Travis Cook, Audrey McKee, Matt Fajkus, David Birt
Design Support: Brandon Hubbard, Thomas Johnston
Phase: Completion 2015

The Cross-Grain House is called so because of its relationship to the unique hill-country setting on which it sits.  Dynamic topography establishes a ‘grain’ upon which the major living spaces of the house are arranged.  Slices of views, movement, and landscape course perpendicularly through the grain of the site, stitching together more intimate spaces into a larger composition.  The result is a collection of moments, each one uniquely interacting with its surrounding landscape, that together form a playful yet cohesive whole.

Charles Davis Smith
Tre Dunham