Mt. Barker Residence

Built on the foundation of a former house, this home takes advantage of its hilltop location to capture cool prevailing breezes from Lake Austin and views of the city skyline. Single-loaded rooms and screened porches allow for cross-ventilation, natural light and hence a less energy-dependent lifestyle. Its spacious ground floor is pierced by the dramatic light-filled shafts of the stairway and second floor balcony, creating a hub for the flowing living spaces of the house. The design balances the client's desire to open to exterior spaces while maintaining street privacy. The transparency of the house is protected by a courtyard entry elevated on a boardwalk over a sea of native grasses. The subdued palette reinforces a sense of shade and coolness.
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“entry way” — jsereika
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“Between 2 house sections” — sandersgt6
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“Mt Baker HM” — boychek1
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“stone wall along the stairs, floor in dining area, use of slate and wood” — leediver
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“Outdoor/ indoor intergratiin” — cavityhunter
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“Backsplash” — gencler
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“wood cabinets and floor lightened by white walls” — s0ys0y
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“Purple side chairs” — Cat Friske
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“stairs, slate floor at entry” — leediver
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“dark-red wood flooring, overhang view, staircase with big wood blocks is beautiful” — guptama
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“Master bath tub / shower” — boychek1
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“nice bathroom” — ralphs2692
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“Japanese soaking tub” — Nancy McFalls
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“screened porch” — lolamorey
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“Sleek outdoors” — evilgiraffe
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“Hovered decking above garden” — elizabeth_whiteford
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