Austin Architecture and Design

Browse Dwell stories about modern homes, design, and architecture in and around Austin, TX.

Midcentury-Inspired Homes in This Texas Community Start in the Low $300Ks
Midcentury-Inspired Homes in This Texas Community Start in the Low $300Ks
Starlight Village, a new housing community in Leander, Texas, offers eight models that combine midcentury flair with modern convenience.
 - 6 months ago
Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been...
 - 4 years ago
Ship Shape: An Austin Home With a Shipping Container Addition Asks $499K
Ship Shape: An Austin Home With a Shipping Container Addition Asks $499K
Patrice Rios, founder of interior design firm Troo Designs and custom shipping container business Sige&Honey, has combined her two loves in a new project in East Austin’s popular...
 - 2 years ago
Before & After: An Austin Midcentury Home Gets a Roof-Raising Renovation
Before & After: An Austin Midcentury Home Gets a Roof-Raising Renovation
This midcentury home in Austin received a light-filled renovation that celebrates the period in which it was originally constructed.
 - 13 days ago
Cover Story: This House in Austin Has a Tree Growing Right Through It
Cover Story: This House in Austin Has a Tree Growing Right Through It
After an architectural epiphany, a family of traditionalists builds a monument to organic modernism in Austin.
 - 8 months ago
A Glass Addition Unveils Treetop Views For This Texan Home
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.
 - 3 months ago
An Award-Winning Austin Home Hits the Market at $1.9M
An Award-Winning Austin Home Hits the Market at $1.9M
Ranked as one of the 11 winners for the American Institute of Architects 2018 Housing Awards, this contemporary residence radiates tree house vibes.
 - 5 months ago
Own This Alluring Sculptural Abode in Austin For $3.1M
Own This Alluring Sculptural Abode in Austin For $3.1M
Set on five acres in the Cuernavaca neighborhood of Austin, Texas, a sculptural modern home that was designed with a strong appreciation for careful craftsmanship hits the market.
 - 8 months ago
Artist Ellsworth Kelly's Final Work Is Now Open in Austin
Artist Ellsworth Kelly's Final Work Is Now Open in Austin
Titled "Austin," the chapel-like structure by the late contemporary artist Ellsworth Kelly is now open to the public at the Blanton Museum of Art.
 - 10 months ago
A Spectacular Lakeside Retreat in Texas Embraces the Outdoors
A Spectacular Lakeside Retreat in Texas Embraces the Outdoors
Inspired by historic fire towers, this breathtaking three-level Texan home is perfectly embedded in a challenging lakeside slope.
 - 10 months ago
A Sensitive Modern House in Austin, Texas
A Sensitive Modern House in Austin, Texas
An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.
 - 4 years ago