When residential designer Robert Trown decided to craft his own home in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, he had a clear idea of what he wanted: a Mediterranean-inspired house with a nod to his and his wife’s California roots.
Working with builders Mickey Munir and Michael Munir, Trown put on many hats to complete projects, including designing, landscaping and furnishing the home.
“It is rare for one architecture firm to handle all design facets of a project, including interiors and landscaping–which helped here, because there was one vision,” Michael Munir says.
On the top of the list was creating a sense of seclusion, which Trown achieved by siting the house on a north-south axis with main windows peering onto lush landscaping.
Inside, he incorporated such materials as reclaimed oak floors and rafter beams–harvested from barns in upstate New York–as well as custom furnishings, like a living room table made from a fallen walnut tree.
The resulting structure mixes varying influences from France, Spain and Portugal with a West Coast twist. “Yvonne and I love living in the home,” he says. “Once we enter the property, we are in our own world.”