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  • Boxley Bend Residence

    Boxley Bend Residence

    Taking the time to integrate the client's lifestyle expectations, design tastes, and budget constraints was imperative for a great outcome.  Addressing the site, we pay homage to the views, solar orientation, prevailing breezes, geography and vegetation, as well as the context of the neighborhood. These are some of the elements that make your house feel at home in its setting.  
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  • Miller Creek Residence

    Miller Creek Residence

    The project program was to focus on creating a casual country retreat for a city girl to get away to.  The home includes a small main house, with a fantastic screened-in porch, and a distinctly separate two- bedroom guest house which is separated from the main house by an open parking pavilion and garage.   A lap pool off the main living area and Master wing allows for direct access to the pool and terrace from most of the house. The design reflects the separate wings of the house.  A common area runs perpendicular to the private Master wing with the Garage / Guest House at a slight angle to the common wing.  The layout of the wings creates diverging shed roofs in three directions while fitting comfortably beneath several large century old Live Oak trees.  The simple shapes of the individual wings are articulated with large projecting shed roofs that extend well off the exterior wall and are supported by a galvanized steel frame. The exterior finish materials focused on low maintenance, regionally appropriate materials that would weather over time in a beautiful, unassuming manner.  The finishes consist of copper siding, limestone veneer and corrugated metal siding. The interior of the home takes advantage of the unique shed roof layout with an upside down curved roof truss and vaulted ceilings throughout most of the main rooms.  The large common room is broken into three bays of using the curved truss and is accentuated by a small light shelf that bounces light off the adjacent curved ceiling.
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  • Tarrytown Bungalow

    Tarrytown Bungalow

    Nestled quietly and sophisticatedly in the historic Tarrytown neighborhood, this high tech residence, cloaked in a traditional bungalow style, outperforms most energy efficient homes.  Its orientation and careful location of windows, extended overhangs, covered porches, and screened porch facilitate a successful passive solar design while increasing the interior comfort of the home.

    This high tech custom residence is sited on a mid-sized central city lot to take advantage of the prevailing breezes and good solar orientation. The layout of the interior spaces reinforces these pragmatic goals while also being unique to the way a contemporary family lives. The dwelling is equipped with an ultra-efficient water-source heat pump system that’s tied to the swimming pool and surrounding ground for winter space heating & warm months’ air-conditioning.  This unique set up also allows for heating the pool in the mild spring and fall months, when the system functions in air-conditioning mode.  By integrating many passive solar heating and cooling strategies, as well as highly efficient appliances, the 9.66 kilowatt “grid-tied” solar PV system is able to generate enough electricity to make this residence approach “zero energy” in that it produces almost as much electricity in a year as it consumes.  Furthermore, an underground 26,000 gallon self cleaning rainwater catchment system provides for this homes’ exterior water needs and allows for this house to be independent from the municipal water supply, if the owner so desired.

    After enhancing this sophisticated home with an alliance of efficient features, the homeowner was motivated to design a proprietary computer program to monitor and control the entire HVAC, lighting, PV system output, motorized skylight and windows, rainwater cistern level, lawn sprinklers, as well as their water and gas consumption.

    This house has been awarded the coveted Five Star Rating by The Austin Energy Green Building Program.  This is the highest green building award available from the oldest and most vetted green building program in the USA.

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  • Lost Pines Art Center and Sculpture Garden

    Lost Pines Art Center and Sculpture Garden

    In the center of downtown Bastrop, Texas, sits a city block that is home to the Powell Cotton Seed Mill, silos, and other outbuildings, built in the early 1900‘s. Over the years these buildings were used for many things, most recently a junk yard/auto reclamation shop.  The mill is a pole barn structure, with wood posts sunk into the ground, dirt floors, and old growth pine used to frame the building all covered with a corrugated metal skin.

    The local Bastrop Fine Arts Guild purchased the property with the intent of repurposing the site into the Lost Pines Art Center, a regional arts facility housing a gallery, offices, studios, a foundry, hot glass shop, ceramics, and gift shop.  Along with those uses, a large part of the grounds would be dedicated to green spaces to house gatherings and art shows. Due to the extreme deterioration of the Mill’s wooden structure, it will be disassembled with the material and corrugated metal skin reused into the new flagship gallery and offices.  The remaining existing buildings will be renovated.

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  • Austin Modern

    Austin Modern

    This holistic or “whole house” design approach was adopted from the inception of this project to ensure that this contemporary designed home would achieve the following  goals : beauty, comfort,  energy and resource efficiency, durability, lower maintenance, within an environmentally conscious,  healthy and safe environment.  
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  • Tarrytown Residence Renewed

    Tarrytown Residence Renewed

    What makes this home a unique is that it demonstrates a complete remodeling and updating on the interior from a home originally designed in 2000 with the “Craftsman” style in mind to the Modern style - while retaining many of the positive features of the original design by the owner/architect.
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