The Bravais will be a new modern icon of Houston. Composed of separate volumes - stone, metal, wood, and concrete - which fold into each other and wrap into the interior spaces. Like intersecting monoliths, these wrapped planes intersect to create the crystalline structure.
Oversize windows and sliding glass pocket doors fill living areas with light and integrate the beautifully-landscaped lot into the floor plan. The formal dining and 2-story living room open completely to the extensive patio and pool, enhancing the flow between entertaining spaces. Designed for hosting, there is an entertaining kitchen as well as a catering kitchen. Additionally, 2 separate quarters are tucked away on opposite wings on the home.
The 2nd floor has been designed to take full advantage of the unique lot- every room has been extended to maximize views of the bayou. The owner’s wing features a large bedroom with sliding pocket windows and an oversize balcony with tree-top views, as well as a separate living room, stellar closet space, bath with walk-in shower and soaking tub/wet room. Also upstairs are a game room, family room, elevator and 4 secondary bedrooms with en-suite baths.
While every angle offers a new perspective, driving up to the home is an experience to remember; ambient lights flank the drive (in addition to a 4-car garage, the half-court basketball court doubles as valet parking) while an elaborate exterior lighting plan illuminates the iconic shapes and materials of the home. The entry features a stunning wall of glass and an oversize walnut pivot door. A Koi pond sits nearby with a 60’’ water feature to enhance the zen-like experience of stepping into the Bravais.
Interesting textures and intersections abound; every feature of The Bravais is a point of interest. The details of this home have been meticulously selected - from the sculptural staircase which serves in both art and function, to the beautifully-finished Venetian plaster walls. Much, however, is still available for customization.
Designed by Merge Architects, The Bravais is an exploration of the relationship between location, topography, form & material. Utilizing a design strategy of merging & overlapping volumes, this 8,600 sqft, 7 bedroom home mirrors the unique bayou-ravine grounds in a meeting between geometry and geography. Formed from fourteen folded planes, The Bravais rises like a sculpture where materials including metal, concrete, stone, wood, & steel juxtapose & work to create & imply spatial divisions. Amenities include 2 kitchens, Owner's wing, 2 downstairs suites, 2-story foyer & living, game, media, elevator, 4 car garage & full home automation. With thousands of sqft in outdoor entertaining spaces, the residence is enjoyed equally from the exterior as interior. Outdoor features include a 2-story gazebo (full kitchen & bath), koi pond, half-court basketball (doubles as valet parking), numerous patios/courtyards/balconies, & a 60’ infinity-edge waterfall pool which "falls" into the bayou below
|Listing Type||For Sale|
|Days On Site||114|
|Bath(s)|| 7 Full, 2 Half|