Facing a site exposed to floodwater and neighbors’ views, Lake|Flato used a variety of strategies to make this family home work.

Designing a home in Bellaire—a Houston suburb ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017—presents its own special challenges. Homes there have to be prepared for the next hurricane—something Austin-based firm Lake|Flato knew when tasked with designing this family home. “The Bellaire section of Houston is very flat,” architect Ted Flato tells Metropolis , “so stormwater runoff from the roofs and the land were critically important in the design of this house.” In addition to the […]


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