The One-Two Townhouse from Houston Texas is made for developer Carol Isaak Barden by architect Francois De Menil.
The project was metaphorically imagined like two dancers in step, each dancer holding its partner but still looking beyond one another. The buildings were so built that they’re quite distinct even if they share a common plaza. One of the units has winding staircase and two bedrooms. The other unit has three bedrooms, more views and a deck off the master bedroom.
The building site slopes down, being in a flood zone so it had to be raised up above the flood level. The two 2,500 square-foot units have been made using lpe for floors and the exterior decks, mahogany for cabinets, stucco, they both have fireplaces. And both sold to two different buyers, less than a year a part. Even if the outside (and interior) look so prefabricated, and the contrast between the wooden floors and the white walls is so rough, there’s something about these One-Two Townhouse units that makes everything so elegant and clean. (via)