Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer. Mixing new efficient systems with old upcycled materials, they keep it weird while keeping it green.
Anne Suttles waters the bamboo muhly, palo verde, strawberry tree, and magic carpet thyme thriving in their Austin yard.
Photo by: Brent Humphreys
Suttles and Shah readied the house for photovoltaic panels, a solar waterheating system for the pool, and a rainwater collection setup.
In the corners of the kitchen and living room, narrow screened doors let the southeast breezes flow through the home and allow the remaining glass windows to stay fixed and clear.
The dining table in the Suttles and Shah residence made from two old Mexican doors.
A resalvaged 7-Up sign that is now on the door of the TV room of the Suttles and Shah house.
The wood floor of the Suttles and Shah residence reclaimed from a barn in Missouri.
A vintage "Leaded Pennant Gas" sign in the Suttles and Shah residence.
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