Casa Linder is a 3,700 square foot single-family residence, and a standout home located in a well-established, but transitional East Dallas neighborhood.
Since the owner was inspired by recycled materials, reclaimed materials, and by the historic architecture of the Texas Blackland Prairie homestead, Casa Linder embraces the architectural heritage of the earliest Dallas settlers by blending the simple forms and materials of the original prairie dwellings with contemporary planning and crisp detailing.
The roof and exterior walls are clad in recycled, corrugated steel panels intended to patina to a rusty, weathered finish. At each of the south and north elevations, the walls are clad in reclaimed snow fencing planks.
A gabion wall—a cage, cylinder, or box filled with rocks, concrete, or sometimes sand and soil—provides privacy to the pool area and gives texture to the composition of the front elevation.
Inside the home is clean, simple, elegant, and reused, reclaimed, recycled, wood, concrete and glass; a mash-up of what came before, and made of what came before.