With expansive views of the Shady Oaks Golf Course in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas, this residence is a graceful blend of traditional and modern design. It is both timeless and welcoming.
In an effort to embrace its environment, the building was carefully positioned on the re-excavated property to achieve an appropriate elevation so that both views and breezes could be maximized. Arranged around a series of courtyards, the fenestration of the structure embraces the open tranquility of the golf course while also allowing interior spaces to be filled with light and ventilation. Graced by shaded loggias, the courtyards present a series of cooling water gardens and pools, open fire pits and fire places, as well as enticing seating arrangements for relaxation, outdoor dining, evening cocktails and entertainment.
Principal Architect, Weldon Turner, described the inspiration for the design as coming from a visit to Pompeii where he wandered around the excavated remnants of the classical Roman villas. From this, the concept of the home was meant to facilitate movement from the outer, more public courtyards into the inner, more private family spaces, connected by colonnades of limestone columns and arches that channel breezes and residents efficiently throughout the structure.