In scale and street presence, this project is responsive to its pedestrian neighborhood in a college town. The clients’ backgrounds in furniture manufacturing, art, and architecture inspired the craft-oriented architectural design. The detailing of the concrete, wood, steel, glass and bronze create a rich variety of architectural moments. Wood from a pecan tree, removed for the construction of the house, was dried and crafted for use as a dining table. With this very long and narrow lot we stretched the buildings along the property, interlacing courtyards with structure on all sides. This expands the living spaces, creates privacy and allows desert landscaping to fold in to the experience of the house.