The Drawing Board

MODERN | MEDITERRANEAN | CLASSIC | ENGLISH | FRENCH


 Modern

Dallas Skyline

This sophisticated rooftop garden on top of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, designed in conjunction with Richard Drummond Davis and Sofia Joelsson, provides a penthouse view of the city. There are three unique garden spaces which include amazing features such as an outdoor kitchen, spa, one of a kind bar, and a world famous sculpture on top of the roof deck. The LED lighting is a virtual party magnate with the multitude of different colored scenes that can be produced.

Entertaining

This Mediterranean house which was designed in conjunction with Richard Drummond Davis has a very modern, clean, transitional landscape which makes this a unique property. When you first approach the property and see the Alpaca stone driveway with Conservation Grass joints, you know that an unexpected garden is about to display itself. The rear garden is amazing with its zero edge swimming pool to the water screen for viewing your favorite movies and television shows. This unique garden has a sophisticated look including a sunken fire pit to an elaborate kitchen featuring an outdoor pizza oven.

Hillside

This Bluff View Mid-Century modern house, designed in conjunction with Jerry McClafferty, is nestled in the side of a hill. It has many unique features such as a large exterior gymnasium that is flanked by a rooftop swimming pool and outdoor shower. Additionally there is a secluded fire pit and kitchen that provides an opportunity for private barbecues and other entertainment activities.

Mid-Century

This Highland Park classic modern house, designed in conjunction with Dan Shipley, has a simplicity of a modern pool that abuts the owner’s art studio. At the end of the pool is a louvered garden structure which provides the opportunity for shade as well as sun by remote control. Adjacent to the structure is an additional overflow Conservation Grass area as well as a simple executive chef kitchen which includes an outdoor pizza oven.

Oasis

When the owner purchased the adjacent lot we were asked to provide a unique modern steel structure that would allow them to provide year round entertaining inclusive of everything anyone would need for cooking and throwing parties. We designed the steel structure complete with roll down shades, changing room, showers, a high end cooking area, pantries, outdoor refrigerators, dishwashers, a Kalamazoo grill, pizza oven, and other amenities that make this a commercial grade kitchen fitting to any 5-star restaurant. We chose a very sleek architecturally finished concrete for the finished surfaces. The pool is architecturally finished concrete coping which blends seamlessly with the modern porcelain tile interior. Its axis is terminated by a wonderful water feature that can be seen immediately upon entering the pavilion. Other interesting features are the IPE wood deck that abuts the existing house and kitchen, the outdoor sleeping porch located on the second floor of the existing house, the grass covered driveway, and the intriguing live roof atop the new structure.

Revitalized

This traditional home has been modernized to give it a new, clean, and transitional look. Its unique linear paving pattern in the driveway, which is carried all the way across the Lueders Limestone front porch and rear pool deck is not only modern but still is a classic paving pattern as you see in the old town of Charleston. The light colored stone provides a year round comfortable relief from the summer heat when coming from the pool. Even though it is in a tight lot, there is a sense of privacy by the 20’ tall Nelly R. Stevens hedge and punctuated in the rear of the property by an outdoor living space that features a fireplace and an outdoor television. This unique entertaining area has a wonderful and separate grilling station which makes it great for casual or formal gatherings.

Terrace

This Bent Tree modern, designed in conjunction with William Briggs, is located with a magnificent view of Preston Trails golf course. This secluded residence is highlighted by a formal raised all tile swimming pool that also overlooks the golf course. On a lower level there is a raised balcony with a fire pit that overlooks a spectacular putting green constructed of Conservation Grass.

Refuge

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

Texture

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

Clean

This North Dallas zero lot line was transformed from a traditional to a transitional modern garden. Its current linear pattern paved driveway to the low maintenance porcelain tile deck is only punctuated by its unique cooking station, outdoor television, and fire pit. Above this wonderful entertaining area is an electrically controlled louvered arbor. It provides a weather tight enclosure to an exposed bright sunny day with the flip of a button by the owner.

Welcoming

This simple North Dallas one story is beautiful and green year round from its Conservation Grass lawn to its amazing fall pumpkin displays. Behind the pumpkin displays you will find a front entry Koi pond. This Koi pond is enjoyed from inside the dining room and by those that visit the house. The back of the property displays an amazing open lawn flood plain area with a simple modern swimming pool.

 MEDITERRANEAN

Bloom

This one of a kind Bluff View classic was designed in conjunction with Larry Boerder’s office. There is 30’ of grade change which makes this a unique opportunity from the Grandbury living walls allowing plants to grow out of them, to the magnificent simple pool in the back yard. This swimming pool is surrounded by a huge amount of seasonal color but keeps it’s natural green appearance because of the Conservation Grass joints throughout the deck. Abutting the pool is an outdoor pavilion with an enormous fire place and other surrounding fire pots. This beautiful estate provides perimeter garden walking paths throughout.

Exquisite

This Mediterranean rustic estate, designed in conjunction with Clay Nelson, in the Mid-Cities provides a spectacular gate with a bridge to the front entry. The paving utilized is a red travertine which has a vibrant color but is also cool to the foot in the summer heat. This material surrounds the classic, timeless, but transitional oval swimming pool. Adjacent to the swimming pool is a Mediterranean/Moroccan style kitchen which creates a great place to entertain. The garden view terminates with a fire pit and sports court area which allows for family gatherings.

Tuscan

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

Enchanting

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

 CLASSIC

Eclectic

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

Hideaway

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

Retreat

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

Rustic

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

Sundance

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

White House

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

Cozy

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

Weir

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

Fusion

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

 ENGLISH

Estate

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

Lutyens

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

Manor

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

Woodland

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

Alfresco

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

Grace

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

 FRENCH

Boxwood

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

Country

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

Formality

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

Garden

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

Luxury

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

Majestic

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

Palatial

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

Park

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

Privacy

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

Symmetry

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

Wooded

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.

European

This modern swimming pool has many unique features, most especially the electronic cover. This cover provides an ability to control the temperature, to keep the pool clean, but most importantly to prevent the grandchildren from entering the swimming pool. Its porcelain deck provides a bullet proof exterior surface that is modern, can be kept spotless, and is cool to the foot throughout the year. Our design and providing all of the exterior furnishings along with the Conservation Grass lawns make this a great place to entertain.

Escape

This University Park modern transitional house designed by William Briggs continues the modern design out onto the exterior. Once entering the front gate, it was transformed into four defined garden rows. The first garden space is the entry courtyard and fountain. This bubbling fountain with glass bottom display is seen entering or leaving the front door. Walking to the next area is a wonderful outdoor entertaining/putting green/Conservation Grass lawn area that allows for sports or parties throughout the year. Continuing on to the next area is an outdoor cooking/dining area with a built-in bench and seating flanked by a simple swimming pool that includes a tanning ledge, spa, and other amenities for a modern family of today.