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Outdoor, Trees, Walkways, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Hardscapes, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Shrubs, and Grass 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 Loll deck chair, and into a void in the overhanging roof. “The hole also allows light to penetrate deeper into the house,” notes designer Kevin Alter. A limestone brick wall mirrors the curves of the Western red cedar roof, the edges of which are coated in stucco.  Best Photos from Cover Story: This House in Austin Has a Tree Growing Right Through It