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Dantin Builders House

In this highly collaborative residential design project, Reich worked closely with the interior designer, architect, and contractor to blur the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces, creating a contemporary showcase home for a young family.

The main entrance is framed by a custom steel fountain and planter. As guests enter the house, their view is defined by a 'floating wall' and two wood-inlaid steel I-beams that extend from the front door through the home's interior, over the pool and patio, and terminate at a 12-foot cascading focal wall. The team's deliberate decisions to use the same flooring throughout, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors, and a centrally located Lautner-edge pool unify the interior and exterior spaces. Although constrained by a small lot, the landscape architect collaborated with the client to program each space to fit the family's needs, seamlessly integrating the pool, negative-edge spa, custom play structure, suspended fireplace, custom windows and shelving, outdoor living room, kitchen, and dining.


Baton Rouge, LA

Year completed



Dantin Builders

Team members

Dantin Builders, The Front Door Design Studio, The Design Studio of Louisiana, Becky Walker

Good Growth Award

Oct 26, 2023

LCASLA Merit Award

Oct 6, 2023

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