Casa Xixim is a beachfront private villa designed by Austin-based Specht Architects. Nestled between the turquoise ocean and the emerald jungle, Casa Xixim offers a unique blend of exotic beauty, refined luxury and eco-minded practices in harmony with the natural surroundings. From the architect: This residence, on a narrow lot fronting a protected bay in Tulum, […]
Specht Architects was founded on the vision of creating elegant, comfortable, and timeless buildings that are rooted in the unique environments in which they exist, and shaped by the character of the people who will inhabit them.
Our projects have been featured in over 100 publications worldwide, and have received numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Architectural League of New York, The Texas Society of Architects, and many others.
Cliff Dwelling is a renovation project recently completed by Specht Architects. From the architects: Suspended on a narrow limestone ridge halfway down a cliff overlooking Lake Austin, this home builds upon the frame of an existing 1970s-era structure. The renovation re-works the processional sequence into and through the house making it habitable for an elderly […]