Collection by Jami Smith

Unique Houses in Austin, Texas


These five Austin homes from the Dwell archive combine sustainable design with contemporary ingenuity.

In a family’s pint-size lake retreat in Austin, Texas, ipe siding and decking meet concrete floors and steeland-glass...
Landscape architect Tait Moring installed pavers around the structure’s perimeter and kept the tree cover intact.
Edgeland House, built on a cliff-top lot in Austin by architect Thomas Bercy for lawyer and writer Chris Brown, is...
Native grasses spill forth from the green roof toward a stairway leading to the main level.
Homeowners Alex Wolfe and Jamie Thorvilson recently moved into the Wolfe Den, which sits on a quiet residential block...
Along the entire west side of the house, a lush courtyard creates private exterior space that can be enjoyed during...
Anne Suttles waters the bamboo muhly, palo verde, strawberry tree, and magic carpet thyme thriving in their Austin yard.
Suttles and Shah readied the house for photovoltaic panels, a solar waterheating system for the pool, and a rainwater...
Alter wanted to design an approachable, livable space that possessed unique character and addressed the residents’...
In the late nineteenth century, the area surrounding the Avenue G Residence was home to the annual Texas State Fair.
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