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Austin Architecture and Design
Browse Dwell stories about modern homes, design, and architecture in and around Austin, TX.
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A long-awaited renovation flips the script for a historic dome home with an awkward and outdated kitchen.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.
Before & After: A Dark Austin Loft Becomes a Light-Filled Haven
Sustainable materials and multi-level cabinetry create a curated feel in this exquisite renovation.
Austin’s Weirdest Rental Is a Psychedelic Experience Totally Worth the Trip
The 1,800-square-foot Bloom House in Austin, Texas, is so far-out, it’ll give you flashbacks.
An Angular Austin Home Makes Way For Heritage Oak Trees
This fresh take on the midcentury ranch home features a pleated roof and dark siding that retreats into the trees.
Budget Breakdown: This Hip Multifamily Pad in Austin Cost Under $515K
Nestled in East Austin, Texas, this modern home accomplishes the unique task of bringing three units under one roof.
A Breezy Modular Home Keeps Cool in Austin, Texas
Inspired by local residential typology, this 850-square-foot modular home has high ceilings, light-filled rooms, and a central breezeway.
A Mullet Renovation Preserves This Historic Austin Abode’s Brick Facade
Matt Fajkus Architecture undertakes a mullet renovation of a 1938 bungalow in the Clarksville Historic District, leaving only the facade.
A Downsizing Couple’s New Digs in Austin Boasts a Rental Unit Upstairs
Swapping suburb for city, a pair of empty nesters start a new life in Austin with the help of a homestay unit.
A Tech Professional Heads to Texas and Builds a Tiny Off-the-Grid Cabin for $25K
Best of all, the simple shelter will be available to rent for short stays.
Journey by Design: Austin, Texas
Boasting the best in art, design, food, and music, the quirky state capital of Austin is a delightful destination.
Before & After: An Austin Midcentury Home Gets a Roof-Raising Renovation
This midcentury home received a light-filled renovation that celebrates the period in which it was originally constructed.
A Glass Addition Unveils Treetop Views For This Texan Home
In Austin, Texas, a 1955 ranch house receives a major renovation, adding a new second level that cantilevers over its existing limestone-clad base.