This new 5,000 sf home is located about 60 miles Northwest of Houston. The clients desire was for MERGE to design a 1-story “modern rural residence”. The form and function is reflective of modern and contemporary minimalism with a processional formal entrance and ample entertaining space. The interior design is open concept with minimized wasted space by eliminating hallways; spaces are transitory with no need for interstitial space that segregates functions. We were also charged with integrating the house into the surrounding landscape with as minimal an impact as possible. Design is near completion and construction is to begin in May, 2019.