Tucked into a steep site in West Austin, the Vista Residence is organized around a three-story, sculptural steel staircase that acts as the hinge point for the residence, with rooms and hallways unfolding from it on every floor.
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Forming the centerpiece of a master plan by the architects that includes a guest house, pedestrian bridge, and a small boathouse, Residence 1446 acts as a hub for the entire complex. Situated in a low-lying field adjacent to both a lake and a quiet lagoon, the home’s location was selected to preserve the existing trees and to frame large views of the site.
Situated on a sweeping Texas Hill Country meadow, Milagro Springs Retreat is defined by a series of jagged roof peaks inspired by the rise and fall of the surrounding hills. Lovingly referred to it as “The Sanctuary” by its owners, an active couple of ordained ministers, and executed on a very modest budget
Stainless steel is the primary metal finish on the interior of the house. It can be seen in most of the appliances, at the shelves and open drawers in the kitchen & pantry, the pickets on the stair handrails, and the custom made curtain rods. Contemporary renovation in Austin, Texas
Like a butterfly specimen pinned to its mounting, this sinuous lake-front home’s light floating roofs are anchored to its site by heavy rusticated limestone masses, while its horizontal footprint is spread out and sewn through the vertical punctuation of mature sycamore, cypress and pecan trees
Vertical House is a stunning contemporary house designed by Miro Rivera Architects, an internationally-recognized architecture practice based in Austin, Texas. Located on one of the few lots in Dallas elevated enough to enjoy a view of the downtown skyline, the five-story Vertical House rises dramatically above the treetops to capture views of the surrounding gardens and […]