CALM & COLLECTED
Architect Jeff Dungan and designer Richard Tubb team up to design a new house for clients with a less-is-more sensibility.
For some commissions, when no particular vernacular is mandated, it’s an architect’s task to convey his clients’ personalities through the materials of the trade—plaster, stone and brick—in the same way a portrait artist might create through watercolors or acrylic. “A house says things about us, whether we like it or not,” says Jeff Dungan of Dungan Nequette Architects, a firm based in Birmingham.
Dungan himself paid special attention to the personalities of clients Teresa and Tony Marino when he was designing their Alabama abode within the serene setting of Shoal Creek Club. “When I met Teresa, I was struck by her calm and gracious demeanor,” Dungan says. “As she, her husband and I talked about their house, I began to see a trajectory for the design.” Read more