Influenced by the New Museum in New York City, the first two concept houses were designed and built in 2012. They were the first to feature cutting edge, extreme cantilevered, three story integrated entertainment/lifestyle decks adding 60% more inside-out living space that provided a 3,900 sq. ft footprint. They were appropriately nicknamed the Lego Houses and the Stacked Boxes. They generated prolific publicity and were featured on several architectural tours. The homes set  a new benchmark in modern residential architecture in Houston. The homes are open at least once a year by request of Rice University and University of Houston for architectural student tours.

5301Chenevert; 1806 Oakdale / Museum-District / Houston, TX 77004



  • Glass and wood cabinets by Madeval Design Studios

  • Under counter lights

  • BOSCH appliances

  • Thick wrap-around counter tops by Stilestone

  • Gas Cook top

  • Deep 10" 18 gauge stainless steel square sink

  • New intro Modern Kohler Toobi faucets & Elkay stainless kitchen faucets


3.5 Bathrooms

  • 12x24" Spanish monochromatic stacked tiles

  • Wall mounted Madeval cabinets

  • Deep surround tubs

  • Integrated dual head shower and bathtub in master bath

  • Tank-less water heater for instant hot water

Living Areas

  • 3/4 in wood floors

  • Built-in wall cabinets

  • Polished concrete floors on 1st floor

  • IPE wood and paver outdoor decks

  • Summer kitchen on roof top sky deck


Notable Features

  • Lutron lighting controls

  • Security system

  • Premium audio/video system add-ons

  • Low E RAM casement windows and sliding doors

  • Built-in storage shelves in garage

  • High efficiency SEER dual zone HVAC

  • High R-value insulation foam

  • Extreme exterior down lighting system with 'glow-box' roof-top