Outdoor, Hardscapes, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Grass, Shrubs, and Walkways Julie and Chris Hill’s home in Austin is built around a pair of massive oak trees, one of which shoots through an ipe deck, past a pair of Loll deck chairs, and into a void in the overhanging roof. “The hole also allows light to penetrate deeper into the house,” notes designer Kevin Alter.  Best Photos from This House in Austin Has a Tree Growing Right Through It