Hide-and-seek is a classic kid’s game I remember playing with my child. He announced, “Count your eyes.” and “No peeping.” before he sprinted to one of several favorite hiding places. I knew his favorites but so did the dog who prematurely revealed the secret hiding place before I discovered it. Discovery is the magic behind the game and the inspiration behind this family home. It’s loaded with family-specific features including a few hidden surprises such as the nautilus shower, the window perches, hidden storage and the secret attic. Are you ready for a hide-and-seek game? Count your eyes!


San Antonio, TX (Designed 2015; Built TBD)


small, medium & large

Personalized new home!


4,200 SF; 5BR, 4-1/2BA, great room, loft, secret attic outdoor entertainment

Client’s Style:

Texas Tuscan


The SketchThe DetailsThe Docs

Lifestyle Features:

  • large great room to blend living & dining spaces
  • nautilus master shower for a full-body experience
  • private access to a secret attic where boys can be boys
  • play loft to separate youth from adult activity
  • large sliding glass door to blend indoor-outdoor spaces
  • corner fireplace for multiple view angles
  • unique ceilings to distinguish feature spaces
  • cantilevered window seats to create private nooks
  • custom DITY paint-palette
  • tower to signify entry location

Environment Solutions:

  • super-insulated 6″ wall framing & spray-foam roof
  • low-maintenance exterior materials for sustainable care
  • undisturbed 2/3 of the site to retain existing vegetation & screen views/sun
  • deep overhangs to shield outdoor entertainment space

Community Influence

  • match neighboring setbacks & alignment to street
  • winding vehicular & pedestrian access paths to mimic arterial street
  • retain maximum trees to provide mature appeal for a new home
  • flat lot allows home to lay comfortably