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Elegant Home with the Sensibilities of an Art Museum

Elegant Home with the Sensibilities of an Art Museum: Hollowcat Wild

Architects: Mell Lawrence Architects
Project: Elegant Home Hollowcat Wild
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Photography: Whit Preston Photography

Situated on a sloping site, Hollowcat Wild is a composition of three stone boxes. A guesthouse and garage stretch alongside a 6-ft-deep, 150-ft-long arching cut into the limestone strata. The main living areas are housed in a long gallery with both distant and intimate views. The two story box is occupied by a master suite and screened porch below with a den above, and is connected to the main living area by a floating glass bridge. Cypress board boxes enclose various functions within larger volumes of rough limestone walls and white oak floors.

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The architects and builder collaborated to create a very energy efficient building despite its size. The clean design and simple palette create an architecture for clients who desired a tranquil, elegant home with the sensibilities of an art museum.

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