Harrison Kornberg Architects - Overbrook Residence
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Overbrook Residence

Completed 2004
New Construction
5,600 sq. ft.

This house is located on a quiet street in Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood and occupies the lot on which the Owner grew up. The building differs from its neighbors stylistically, but conforms to established development patterns in scale and relationship to the street.

The program includes a formal dining room, double-height family room, eat-in kitchen, library, his and her studies, master suite, three additional bedrooms and a two-car garage. The house forms an ‘el’ across the front and down one side of the lot, framing an outdoor room onto which the public spaces open.

The exterior materials include brick, standing seam copper wall panels and a standing seam metal roof. All the windows are operable and have heavy-duty aluminum frames and sashes. Deep roof overhangs and column-free steel canopies protect window and door openings from rain and sun. The building exterior requires almost no painting or other maintenance, and the copper wall panels will continue to patina, becoming more beautiful as the house ages.

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