An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas

By Diana Budds / Published by Dwell

Affordable gestures abound in this transformation of a dilapidated former duplex in the Texas Hill Country.

For a cost-conscious 2,000-square-foot renovation located 30 minutes outside of Austin, Texas, architect Nick Deaver took a look around for inspiration. He spied galvanized metal cladding on the region’s sheds and co-opted the inexpensive, resilient material for his own design.  He then applied locally quarried Lueders limestone near the entrance—
a warm contrast to the steely facade.

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