Architecture & Design of Central Texas
“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.”
posted by bphenix
April 26, 2012 at 11:56 am
I love these Metrohouses – best they ever built IMHO! Nice locations too . . . anybody got $600K I can borrow?
April 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm
flying pool balls and quartz countertops do not mix well.
David Mathias says
April 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm
I loved them too. We rented one for a year while we let the real estate market crash. We enjoyed it; but it had its quirks, too. Those showers with the unfinished floors and pallet-like platforms? A disaster of soap slime and trapped hair. External a/c compressor unit fans directly underneath master bedroom windows? Try sleeping over that noise Insulation gaps on the seals of the sliding glass garage doors. There go your green creds. Vast open concrete spaces? Makes for some weird acoustics. Sensitivity to western exposures and siting on the lots? Not always, and those vast expanses of windows create some massive heat gains.
Don’t get me wrong. I think Dean did great quality work, and I miss him in the $300K market range. But the early properties were really not family-friendly; and by the time he was making properties with real bedrooms, he was already out of our price point.
I still wish we’d bought the one on Justin Lane. Sigh…