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
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.
- 10 days ago
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”
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.
- 2 months ago
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A long-awaited renovation flips the script for a historic dome home with an awkward and outdated kitchen.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
16 Best Midcentury Renovations in Austin Celebrating Their Retro Roots
These clever interventions keep Austin weird—in the best way.
- 7 months ago
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.