Designed for a family lifestyle this home incorporates smartly designed spaces for everyday living to create warm modern spaces. A mudroom allows space for backpacks and pets. The kitchen pantry allows ample room while cleverly utilizing space under the stairs. Pops of color and children’s artwork add life and personality throughout the home accenting the family lifestyle. These pops of color include the bright orange front door and sliding doors inside the home. Set on a large lot in the Garden Oaks neighborhood this home stands apart from its neighbors while maintaining the scale and rhythm of the street. A central axis divides the home into two halves separating the master and secondary bedrooms on the second floor and creating a central spine throughout the home. Windows are oriented to capture views and bring the exteriors in, including views to the pool, which open up the home to the backyard. Clerestory windows help divide the vertical volumes and create the effect that the light colored second floor volume floats overhead. Sustainability is achieved with local materials, low flow plumbing fixtures, energy star appliances, high efficiency AC system and superior insulation.