Collection by Wilson Barr

Modern Renovation in Austin

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Situated in the heart of Austin,Texas, just blocks from the University of Texas campus, the Avenue G House offers a unique and abstract perspective on a thriving historic neighborhood. Kevin Alter, founder of Alter Studio and associate dean of UT graduate programs as well as director of the architecture program, designed the home for a couple with three young children. With the residents’ needs and wants in mind, Alter transformed an underwhelming 1,500-square-foot duplex into a dynamic and welcoming living space.

In the late nineteenth century, the area surrounding the Avenue G Residence was home to the annual Texas State Fair.
The residence also sits on the edge of Hyde Park, an upscale historic community in the center of the city that was...
The residents were keen on retaining elements of the original house, chiefly the brick walls and metal-framed casement...
One of the most striking aspects of the Avenue G design is the creative use of available space.
Alter and the residents chose to utilize ipe, an ultra-durable Brazilian hardwood, for the interior flooring and...
Because the residents have three children and thus no shortage of stuff, Alter wanted to create an abundant amount of...
Particularly fond of careful detail, Alter designed the treads of the entryway staircase to merge seamlessly into the...
Prominent black pop-out windows constitute one of the house’s more distinguished features.
At just over $200 per square foot, Alter was able to keep the construction expenses well below the standard for similar...
Alter wanted to design an approachable, livable space that possessed unique character and addressed the residents’...
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