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.
A Prefab Texas Boathouse Gets Delivered to Lake Austin
Designed as a prefabricated monolithic steel grid, the boathouse’s orthogonal frame was delivered from Houston by truck and then...
This Texas Hill Country House Oozes With European Charm
A 2,380-square-foot abode strikes the perfect match between Scandinavian form and English decor.
Lakeside House in Texas
Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...
Building the Maxon House: Week 5
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property,...
Smaller in Texas
In a far-flung desert destination, designer Barbara Hill does it again.
Feel at Home While Exploring Austin at One of These Modern Short-Term Rentals
As the capital of Texas, Austin offers a vibrant cultural scene that boasts a thriving art community, hip boutiques, delicious...
Smaller in Texas
Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping...
A New Experiential Hostel in Austin Offers Unique Lodging in a Restored Railway Hotel
A new “experiential hostel" combines boutique hotel design, amenities, and service with the energy and community that's typically...
Journey by Design: Marfa, Texas
Big names and installations in art and design make this small town in Texas a significant destination.
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.
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.
Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been...
A Passive House in the Netherlands Embodies 5 Tips to Consider When Planning Your Own
This 2,500-square-foot Passive House was built using a panelized system—meaning the parts of the house were delivered from the...
An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas
Affordable gestures abound in this transformation of a dilapidated former duplex in the Texas Hill Country.
Everything You Need to Know When Designing and Building in Austin, Texas
Austin is a rapidly growing city. In March, the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Austin ninth among all U.S. metro areas for population...
Midcentury Renovation in Austin
With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects...
5 Modern Dishwashers
Dishwashers don’t seem to hold the same cache as some of the more lust-worthy kitchen appliances (looking at you, gas ranges).
5 Hidden Home Bars
Sit back, relax, and imagine enjoying a cocktail shaken up in your own home bar—and then imagine it disappearing for an easy and...
A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.