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FEATURED: 2101 North Blvd. | Houston | 77098
Architecture: Allen Bianchi Architects

Built 2011, 4 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom, 3715 square feet

This custom residence was designed with grand interior spaces all focusing around the central courtyard and pool that is viewed through the curved glass wall on the first and second floor. The curved wall allows for natural light to enter the living and dining space without overheating the interior. Along the curved wall rests a stepped overhang shading overhead sun and blocking intense western sun. The northern orientation of the building allows for the summer months to get indirect sunlight into the courtyard while providing the opportunity for sun to enter the space with the winter months lower sun angle. The exposed natural stone tile in the front and white stucco encompassing the rest of the house allows for a minimalist method to create a distinct contemporary design while providing a low maintenance building envelope. An outdoor living area with a gas fireplace looks out onto the courtyard. The materials used include sustainable new growth cedar that wraps from the o utside of the house and continues to the inside. The house was designed to accommodate three mature existing live oak trees that provide ample shading.

Houston Architectural Guide

FEATURED: HAROLD STREET HOUSE, MANDELL STREET HOUSE, UNIVERSITY HOUSE #2, SOUTHGATE BOULEVARD HOUSE, VIRGINIA STREET HOUSE, EARLY WORK, BELLAIRE BOULEVARD HOUSE
AIA Houston Architectural Guide Third Edition
By: Stephen Fox

21st cent homes

FEATURED: BELLAIRE BOULEVARD HOUSE, VALERIE HOUSE, VIRGINIA STREET HOUSE
21ST Century Homes Innovative Designs By North American Leading Architects
"The home is very much alive - a canvas for natural art and a haven where the residents can connect with the outdoors." 
"The facade is bright and contemporary, yet not flashy or overpowering."
"Though located in the heart of Houston's bustling museum district, the home feels a world away." 
"Achieving perfect balance sans the use of symmetrical fors, the home is oriented inward to an expansive courtyard."

 SOL

FEATURED: SUNSET BOULEVARD HOUSE, VALERIE HOUSE, LEDGEWAY HOUSE, CHEVY CHASE HOUSE, TAFT STREET HOUSE AND STUDIO
Spectacular Outdoor Living Texas  2012
"Whether designing a modern pool and lounge area of exploring a the concepts of a styled cabana and outdoor space, principal Allen Bianchi is careful to distill ideas, details, and plans into their purest form."
"At the core of every project is an intuitive flow among all areas of the home, as well as an evident connection between indoor and outdoor spaces, which expands the daily experience." 
"Allen simplicity, light, and open space to establish simple, serene solutions. While modern concepts are quite are quite inspiring for Allen, he also thoughtfully embraces the past and reflects n the timelessness of nature."

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FEATURED: VALERIE HOUSE
The Houston Chronicle:: September 7, 2012
"For Outdoor Spaces, It's All About the Details"

 Modern Home Tour
FEATURED: TOWNHOUSES 
This house is one of three free standing patio homes built as a speculative modern development. The simple wide open floor plan allows 360 degree views and spacial flow. The strategically placed commercial windows flood the building with light and frame the trees and sky. A recessed balcony on the front facade is also a shading device.

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FEATURED:VALERIE HOUSE
San Antonio Express:: September 11, 2011
"Create Outdoor Spaces With Indoor Style"
"The contemporary home, showcased in many rectilinear shapes, wraps around the pool to allows as many rooms to view the calming water as possible." 




Houston House and Home November 2011

FEATURED: HAROLD HOUSE #2
Houston House and Home :: November 2011
“Modern Daring- Contemporary Design Brightens a Quiet Corner of the Museum District”
"Architect Allen Bianchi's placement of crisp, white stucco, smoky grey brick, an cedar fencing combines for a dramatic effect, often captivating passersby." "'Allen Bianchi understands where to put windows, and also how to create privacy in a house that ha a lot of glass.'" "Bianchi's layout of the master bathroom is quite minimal and does not disrupt the sense of calm. It flows together rather than being chopped up into sections."
photo credit: Luis De Santos
interior designer: Anne Breux Interior Architecture

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FEATURED: TOWNHOMES
Cite Magazine :: Fall 2010
"Projects are elegant and carefully finished. The partially-hidden door emphasizes privacy."

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FEATURED: MANDELL STREET HOUSE
Diseno Arquitectura :: Numero 403
“Vida Interior”

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FEATURED: BELLAIRE BOULEVARD HOUSE
Houston175 :: August 2011
Featured in the "Modern" architectural exhibit of Houston's 175th anniversary exhibition.

AIA Home Tour 2009

FEATURED: HAROLD STREET HOUSE
AIA Houston Home Tour :: October 2009
The Harold St. House was one of twelve chosen for modern elegance, sophistication and efficiency.
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FEATURED: BELLAIRE BOULEVARD HOUSE
Luxury Homes by Jolie Carpenter :: October 2009
featured on pages 210-213
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Papercity :: April 2009
“A modern mindset… two story contemporary dwelling that has been built as a spec house in Southampton.”

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002 Houston :: April 2008
“Architecture with nothingness”

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Diseno Arquitectura :: Numero 369
“El espacio articulado”

Fave :: Summer 2008
“Museum quality... architect with a penchant for minimalistic structures.”

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Houston Chronicle :: August 22, 2004
“Houston Architecture- The best of the new” “4311-4313 Blossom Street, 4125 Floyd Street”

Stephen Fox :: Architectural Historian, 2004
“Proportions, not pseudo-traditional decoration or a busy mixture of materials and textures, imbue them with a sense of serenity and calm.”

Houston Architectural Guide2002

American Institute of Architects - Houston Architectural Guide ::
Second Edition: By Stephen Fox
“Another contentiously designed new house..”

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PaperCity magazine :: September 2004
“New Doors” “Plush Home- 2233 Westheimer”

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Offerings :: Summer 2004
“Contemporary masterpiece built by Allen Bianchi and completed in 2002.”

PaperCity magazine :: July 2004
“Masterful Modernism:”

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FEATURED: TOWNHOMES
PaperCity magazine :: January 2004
“Rethinking the Townhouse” “you can create an architecturally significant townhouse… on spec.”

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H Texas Magazine :: July/August 2003
“Best of the best in town” “Allen Bianchi, Architect. ..At the forefront..”

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Houston Business Journal :: April 25, 2003
“Bianchi has designed and constructed custom residential and small commercial projects through his own firm for the last decade.”

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Inside Houston magazine :: November/ December 2002
“Grand Slam Home.” “Home of ex-baseballer in league of its own”..blended Hamilton’s vision of fun and playfulness with Bianchi’s creativity..”


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Houston Chronicle :: September 17, 2002
“A home at 2223 University, a modern dwelling across from Rice Stadium.”

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Sense magazine :: Fall 1999
“Living life with style” Photographed at 3722 Locke Lane.

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FEATURED: VIRGINIA STREET HOUSE
Houston Chronicle  :: September 21, 1997
Garden Design/ Rectangles Unify Homes, Garden
“affording extended layered views from the garden through the house to the garden again. Small spaces can look and feel larger..”
 
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