This house in Austin’s Bouldin neighborhood is an exercise in efficiency and invention. The site’s three heritage trees drove the design, whose interplay of Hardiplank, wood, metal, and glass is enhanced by thoughtful details and clever spatial solutions. A cypress wood front porch reflects up the easy-going architecture of the neighborhood and another porch overlooks the court... more »
When visitors pass through the gate into the forecourt, they experience another array of cantilevered cast concrete steps that “float” up to the front door. Bianchi, a Phoenix based pool and landscape designer, set this rhythmic path to echo the lines and ascending forms of the architects dramatic rusted-steel entry pergola.