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Austin’s Community First! Village Unveils Affordable New Micro Homes
With a wood-clad interior and a butterfly roof, this compact home by Mckinney York Architects balances affordability, sustainability, and privacy.
In Texas, a Moorish-Inspired Residence Riffs on Old-World Architecture
Bercy Chen Studio calls on Mediterranean and Islamic design to break up the starkness of an Austin home.
This Eichler-Inspired Dwelling in Austin Boasts Serious Curve Appeal
Alterstudio creates a soft-edged structure for living large on a standard lot.
Austin’s Weird and Wonderful Sand Dollar House Can Be Yours for $2.2M Clams
Here’s your chance to scoop up a splendid seashell house by the seashore.
A Home High Above Lake Austin Balances Perfect Views With a Wabi-Sabi Aesthetic
Transparent walls and Japanese design cues define this renovated home in an Austin suburb.
A Rammed-Earth Home in Texas Echoes the Landscape in Mesmerizing Fashion
The ombré hues of this earthen ranch house are taken directly from Texas Hill Country.
A Svelte Austin Home Enables Cleverly Compact Living
A net-zero house for a family of five makes the most of its narrow lot with adaptable spaces and frameless floor-to-ceiling windows.
A Tumbledown Cottage in Austin Is Freshened Up and Fortified
Webber + Studio salvages a 1909 dwelling in the historic Clarksville neighborhood.
A Designer Swaps His 1950s House for a Bright and Airy Home Built Around a Pool
This East Austin home has a flowing, open plan that makes entertaining a breeze.
Like the City It’s Found In, This Austin Midcentury Modern Screams Eclecticism
The Tisdale Residence, steeped in original detail and sitting on a large two-parcel lot, asks $1.2M.
An Austin Couple Build a 200-Square-Foot Office and Guesthouse in Their Backyard
The husband-and-wife team behind Cedar & Oak Homes dream up a chic, multipurpose ADU.
My House: A Wellness Blogger Carves Out a Soothing Retreat in Austin
Mindful living influencer Jules Acree shares how she and her husband focus on self-care during the pandemic.
A Midcentury Masterpiece Apartment in Austin Asks $770K
Unit No. 3 in the Harwell Harris–designed Cranfill Apartments still shines from a mid-2000s restoration by Alterstudio and Mell Lawrence Architects.
Austin Tackles Homelessness With a Village of Sustainable Tiny Homes
Local architects from McKinney York explain their schemes for two sustainable models designed to give the formerly homeless a permanent place to call their own.
This Epic, 17-Car Garage in Austin Tips its Hat to “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
Minimalist with an ’80s attitude, this two-story garage and lounge is the ultimate showcase for the owner’s vintage car collection.
A Breathtaking Austin Home Weaves Around Oak and Pecan Trees
Skirting towering trees and protected by floating canopies, this urban oasis is all about the outdoors.
This 3D-Printed Village Aims to House 40% of Austin’s Homeless Population
Last fall, ICON 3D-printed a welcome center for a new type of community in Austin, Texas—and now the first homes are complete.
This Spectacular Texas Retreat Cascades Down a Wooded Hillside
Cantilevered indoor/outdoor spaces and towering walls of glass give this Rollingwood home a tree house–like appeal.
Budget Breakdown: This Svelte Lakeside Retreat in Austin Cost Just $446K
An architect teams up with Faye and Walker to build a white gabled lake house overlooking Texas Hill Country.
This Slick Austin Home Offered at $1.95M Stretches Like an Accordion
Designed by award-winning firm Alterstudio Architecture, this riverside house has a central courtyard that gives it an accordion shape.
A Dome-Shaped Austin Home Gets a Kitchen Worthy of its History
A long-awaited renovation flips the script for a historic dome home with an awkward and outdated kitchen.
16 Best Midcentury Renovations in Austin Celebrating Their Retro Roots
These clever interventions keep Austin weird—in the best way.
Studio Visit: Canoe Goods
Canoe Goods founder Natalie Davis takes us behind the scenes of her creative process.
A Concrete Casita in Austin Does Double Duty as Guesthouse and Gear Storage
Ravel Architecture builds an efficient in-law unit in one family’s backyard out of board-formed concrete and steel.
A Former Church in Austin Turns Into Airy, Loft-Style Homes
First a Mission Revival–style church and later home to the Austin Boys and Girls Club, this converted building now holds four coveted lofts.
Austin Is Getting a Village of 3D-Printed Affordable Homes—and They Look Incredible
A year ago, ICON proved it could 3D print a home you’d actually want to live in. Now, it’s building a cluster of 3D-printed homes for the homeless.
Before & After: We’re Taking Notes on This Expertly Rehabbed Midcentury in Austin
Clayton & Little Architects’ sensitive treatment of a treasured Roland G. Roessner–designed home is a model for midcentury preservation.
A 1950s Austin Ranch House Gets a Luxe Revamp With Southwest Flair
Terrazzo flooring and built-in furniture are just a few of the striking details in this midcentury modern remodel.
A 400-Year-Old Oak Tree Shades a Revitalized Midcentury Ranch Home in Austin
A 1955 home is brightened up and reimagined by Austin-based Lemmo Architecture and Design.
5 Stylish Prefab Homes in Austin, Texas
From a tiny smart dwelling to an off-grid boathouse, here are five Austin homes that showcase the power of prefab.