Enamored with architecture since childhood, Dallas architect Eddie Maestri launched his firm, Maestri Studio, in 2008. Read on as he discusses his style, inspiration and work—as illustrated by this residence executed in collaboration with Kara Adam Interiors, Barringer Homes and Cedar Crest Gardens. maestristudio.com
PHOTO BY JENIFER MCNEIL
Do you have a signature look when designing? I love blending styles, bringing in historical influences and translating them with clean lines.
Explain your process. I begin by truly understanding clients’ goals—what inspires them, how they live—and then sketch away. Usually after visiting a home or blank site with a client, I can envision the finished product and put it to paper.
Tell us about this house. The clean lines, historical references and brick details are indicative of my style, and being from New Orleans I love gas lanterns and cozy outdoor spaces. Working with the Conservation District to design a residence that complements the neighborhood was right up my alley.
What are some of your main goals when designing a home? Longevity and creating a sense of place in a neighborhood for years to come. Ultimately, I want my clients to absolutely love it. I’ve succeeded when they’re happy.