This farmhouse style residence is located in the floodplain and situated along Braes Bayou, thus complying with regulations mandated by City of Houston Floodplain Management and FEMA. The challenge was designing the house to be raised 7’ above natural grade and the house not looking like a house on columns. The solution – design a “flood resistant plinth” around the entire perimeter, and recontour the existing terrain to mitigate the raised appearance and also accomodate a required detention pond. The interior spaces are open, vibrant, and filled with natural light.
Photography by: Bayou City 360º: Google Trusted and Architectural Photography