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Digital Pin-up: 2001 Odyssey Porch House

Posted by on 4/23/12 at 05:00pm

2001 Odyssey, located in Wimberly, TX is a family retreat featuring Porch House modules and site specific components. The setbacks have created a small buildable area on the heavily wooded triangular lot. To help negotiate the terrain, a retaining wall runs the length of the small bluff and pushes the house further down the site and away from the bordering road. A wood slat wall faces west to help cut down the low angled sun and allows for planting to grow. The main axis is to the river where the family spends most of their time, while a secondary axis along the wood slat wall functions as entry to each of the units. Both Living and Masterbed modules act as tree house rooms with views along the river, while a Two Bedroom module serves as guest rooms for the rest of the family.Total conditioned space is 1880 sf, with an additional 1780 sf of decking and porches. See some of the images from the concept presentation below.

Above: floor plan

Above: site analysis

Above: view from entry

Above: view of main living porch

Above: interior living

Above: view along entry portal

Above: view from northeast

Above: view from the river

  • beachiebw

    Could you show how the river looked from the site before the houses were built and how it looks from the houses?

  • Fantastic … I can just feel the energy there through the photos. Amazing choice site.
    Thank You for sharing! J9 (http://j9sopinion.tumblr.com/)