Gardner chose Galvalume for the roof, since this zinc- and aluminum-coated steel is effective at reflecting the overpowering Texas heat and can last up to three times longer than traditional composite shingles. It also gives the structure a slightly more modern look.
The front of the kitchen island is paneled in longleaf pine formerly used for flooring. The subtle stripes that stipple the face are vestiges of the tar paper that once covered its surface.
One of the clients went back and forth between red and turquoise for the exterior doors, finally choosing this cheerful blue. "I think she made the right decision," Gardner says.
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