Water Glass

The original 1968 home was designed by legendary Architects Ken Bentley and John Kell upon leaving O’Neil Ford’s office; and it was purchased by a young client eager to push the design envelope.

Our principal objective was finding a playful way to embrace the original bones of the house, while incorporating modern luxuries and opening the home to the outdoors.  The existing double width brick walls act as book ends to a newly expansive open ‘warehouse’ space that acts as a Dog Run.  The introduction of an infinity edge pool to the existing entry courtyard harkens back to the traditional regional roots of acequias in hacienda courtyard entries.  Structural steel frames were introduced propping up existing architectural elements, allowing for large expanses of glazing and open floor plans. The connection with the outdoors is reinforced through the abundant natural light, and sweeping shed roofs which tie to the sloping site, and open to the trees and sky.


  • Shelly Home Company


  • Leonid Furmansky


  • San Antonio, Texas


  • Completed October 2018