This 3004 sf. residence was designed in collaboration with Minguell-McQuary Architecture+Design. The design earned a 4 Star Green Building Rating from Austin Energy Green Building Program. The canopy material from 3-Form and the 80% recycled rubber shingles are just a few of the eco-friendly features of this project.
The clients for this project liked their 1950’s-era home but needed more space for living, play and work. The new six-level addition overlooks the Barton Creek Greenbelt. The addition connects to the existing 1955 home at the central kitchen/dining area with modulated ceilings, skylights and a system of plywood built-ins.
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The Center for Creative Action teaches 20,000 Austin school children per
year identity strengthening and anti-bullying awareness through the
arts. Their outreach and effectiveness is outstanding among many great
organizations in Austin. Tom Hurt Architecture has designed their new
administrative headquarters and teaching studio facility at M-Station
and Chesnut Commons.
1700 SF home overlooking the Llano River. We used repurposed stone to build the core of the house with light wood-frame rooms on either side of it. The stone we mined from one of the client’s ancestor’s home which had a unique back story of its own. The stone became the core of this small, modern ranch house, forming a large, wide central hall — the dog run — and providing a place to house bookshelves and fold-down bunks for guests. At either end of the dog-run are 5’x10′ windows that can be pivoted open to allow the entire space to be open to the outdoors and prevailing breeze.
The client, a venerable author and cook, asked us to incorporate simple, affordable white kitchen appliances for his kitchen. Out of that request, we developed a poor-man’s Jetson aesthetic of plastic white laminate, long-leaf pine and painted cabinets.
3500 SF addition and renovation project. We expanded and modernized a 1920’s era home that had been used as rental property by the client’s family since the 1940’s. We preserved the original home and added a 4-level addition with garage, master bedroom, an office, and rooftop deck. In the older part of the house, a cabinet ‘spine’ re-orders the living areas from front to back to accommodate our contemporary family’s lifestyle. The ‘spine’ and spaces in this core of the house are knitted together from the varied palette of longleaf pine doors and clapboard siding, paints and finish textures.
We built this modern home on a steep lot in West Austin. The roof over the carport welcomes the approaching driver, allowing the car to virtually enter the living-room space and share the canyon view. The parked cars rest over the kitchen and are visible and present from the living area. Our client, a family of 4, wanted an efficient house, 2150 SF,that carried a light ecological footprint. The house utilizes CMU thermal mass storage, a SIPS panel roof system and a 6.4 KW solar collector panel on the roof.
Riverview Way House — a 4,500 sf renovation/addition to a one-story mid-century modern house, built in the 1950’s. Houston, Texas; Tangelwood neighborhood. 80% recycled rubber shingles make up the exterior cladding of the roof-top and 2nd floor additions.
Our client for this project has recently put this house on the market for sale. For more information about the house, please visit: 6127 Riverview Way
This project was a renovation and addition project, totaling 3100sf. Built in the 1950’s we renovated the house in 2003. All the walls in the kitchen/ utility area were removed to give way to a comprehensive cabinet / partition system. We embraced the 8′ ceiling, and enhanced the connection of living to the exterior by repositioning headers and beams from the area below the ceiling to the attic, replacing the ceiling with custom-milled fir, and stretching the front and back living room facades with a steel and glass door and window system. We added a screened pavilion and pool for entertaining.