Leblanc-Cox Residence / Charles Todd Helton

Showcasing opulence and architectural diversity, Leblanc-Cox Residence was envisioned by Texas-based architect Charles Todd Helton and is located in Austin, USA. According to the official project description, the design was inspired by the home featured in the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock thriller, North by Northwest. It is a modern design with an overall Frank Lloyd Wright feel. Open spaces with high ceilings and large windows characterise the house, which backs up to the Hogg Bird Sanctuary and Bayou Bend. The side of the residence facing the street is defined by compact walls of stone and wood, while the opposite façade was adorned with generous windows, opening up the rooms towards the two level swimming pool with three waterfalls. A large open plan social area sets the tone for an elegant haven, where opulence feels at home. How would you comment on the use of space and materials in the photos below? Can you find any striking resemblance between this residence and Hitchcock’s North by Northwest house? — via Freshome

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