Eckxstudio designed the transformation to this 1980s-era 1-story brick home in Dallas, Texas, modernizing and expanding it to over 5,000 square feet. We added a second story via enclosing the former oddly-shaped front porch allowing room for the new front entryway to contain the custom-designed staircase to the new 2nd floor. The home features numerous material upgrades including industry-leading Concept Surfaces porcelain tile and custom walnut cabinetry. We emphasized increasing the durability and comfort within the home through energy efficiency improvements of new windows, doors, insulation, custom LED lighting and high-quality HVAC systems.
Homes of this era are notoriously leaky when it comes to air infiltration, and the design employed the relatively new-on-the-market AeroBarrier air-sealing system to provide a high level of air-tightness. This barrier, while hidden, created benefits to our clients of a more comfortable and very healthy home as air leakage can no longer bring in pollution or allergens, or allow easy access from insects.
Construction completed in the Fall of 2020 and as of January 2021, interior furnishings are still ongoing due to shipment lags during the pandemic.