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Refreshed Take on the Gable Shines in Austin’s Building Boom
Toying with a conventional form, an architect designs a modern house meant for alfresco entertaining.
June 5, 2016
Inexpensive Materials Pay Off Big
In Austin, Texas, architect Sean Guess forges an inventive industrial kitchen for a cost-conscious couple.
May 18, 2016
The Lakeside Getaway That Entertains All Ages
A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision for a diminutive, low-key lakeside getaway.
May 16, 2016
A Home Fit for a Science Fiction Writer
On Austin’s outskirts, an author's bunker-style home redefines modern city living.
May 9, 2016
A Retired Couple Gives Their Home of Three Decades a Modern Renovation
This Austin house with views of Hill Country combines a diverse selection of wood with curving white walls and plenty of natural light.
December 7, 2015
1920s Bungalow Plus Modern Addition Equals Perfect Austin Home
A couple planning for an investment property in Austin ended up with a home that was too terrific to let go.
January 10, 2015
Renovated Midcentury Home in Austin Doubles Square Footage
For over fifty years, A.D. Stenger was a unique figure in the American architectural landscape.
October 14, 2014
Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin
With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.
March 26, 2014
Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden
Architect Burton Baldridge donated his services to Casis Elementary, his daughter’s large public school in Austin, Texas, to design and build an outdoor classroom that would augment an organic…
February 27, 2014
A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.
January 13, 2014
A Modern Kitchen Remodel in Austin
Built in 1950, Lloyd and Kirsten Thompson's Austin house had "some inherent mid-century charm and good flow," says architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective.
March 28, 2013
Don't Mess with Modern
Austin, Texas: Home to food trucks, live music, the first Whole Foods, and annual stomping grounds for the tech set, Austin also happens to have a kicking modern architecture scene.
March 4, 2013
Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas
An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated mid-century gem into a hillside perch for their family.
September 24, 2012
In Austin, mid-century homes built in the wake of World War II join more traditional vernacular architecture.
September 24, 2012
Most folks who kit out a vintage Airstream intend to take it on the road, but Burton Baldridge’s design—a hip new green room for one of the most respected music venues in Austin,…
August 20, 2012
A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin
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.
August 31, 2011
A film writer and director asked Austin, Texas–based architect Henry Panton to build a bunkhouse with a huge screen porch for family and guests on his 40-acre property in Bastrop, Texas,…
July 2, 2010
Red, Wood, and Blue
An entreprenurial pair of Belgian brothers land in one of Texas's few bohemian oases, become property owners, and find that sharing a house in adulthood isn't half bad.
October 23, 2009
For Erik and Ivana Gonzalez, the design of their kitchen—and every other room in the house—was truly a family affair.
July 23, 2009
Strategic Changes Make a Big Impression
Designer Francois Lévy and his wife, Julie, bought an abandoned 1904 train depot and transported it 50 miles to an inner-city lot in Austin, Texas.
February 26, 2009
With the lightness and imagination of origami and the mathematical exactitude of digital design, this open-air chapel invites all creatures into its folds.
February 4, 2009
A Lot for a Little
Regina and Andy Rihn weren’t exactly modernists when they first began their frustrating, unproductive slog through the pricey Austin, Texas, real estate market.
January 20, 2009
The last time Blake Trabulsi and Allison Orr had a party at their house in Austin, Texas, it lasted until 5 a.m. Observes Trabulsi: “People are so comfortable here, they never want to leave.”
January 14, 2009
The first year out of college is a wildcard for most people.
January 14, 2009