“Exemplify great use of space in urban living environments”
1804 B West 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78703

The property at 1804 West 6th Street is a contributing historical structure to the Old West Austin neighborhood planning area.  The challenge was to maintain this contributing status while meeting the needs to update and restore the duplex into homes that would be comfortable and energy efficient to live in.  This was accomplished by the continued use of much of the existing exterior siding while providing a well-insulated and sealed thermal envelope to allow for efficient heating and cooling.  Existing window sizes and placements were maintained in the new interior floor plan arrangement and allows for generous cross ventilation that captures prevailing breezes.  Reorientation of the entrances from the 6th Street/ MOPAC access road to the rear of the structure created a safer, more convenient entrance and access to outdoor living spaces.
For more information on this home contact: 512-476-8580
Smarter Spaces Tour Dates and Tickets:
cropped-smarterspaceslogo1Come see some of the most smartly designed homes under 2500 square feet in Austin on the 2nd Annual Smarter Spaces Tour presented by Launch787 and Modern Home Tours. All confirmed homes on the tour are posted here (6-10 total homes will be on the tour).
WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Purchase advance tickets for $30 to get into all of the homes on the tour. Advance tickets are on sale until 8:00 pm on Friday, September 6. Day of event tickets will be available at any of the tour properties beginning at 11:00 am on September 7 for $40 each. Advance tickets may be picked up at specified will call locations (3 of the homes on the tour) beginning at 11:00 am on September 7. Will call locations will be posted here.
Barley and Pfeiffer Architects plans to submit one more project.