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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“landscaping” — ccastro223
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“Lights” — fbarbella
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“beautiful open clean entrance” — mliautaud
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“Stairs” — Jennifer Ashley
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“Patio room location and windows” — Gregory Knecht
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“Kitchen size and location to patio room and dining room” — Gregory Knecht
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“HALLWALL...TV WALL MASTER ENTRY” — harvey1943
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“Modern” — connbates
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“ingreso con porfido” — gastonci
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“glass railing” — Kirk Cruikshank
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“Tub/shower configuration” — ekieley
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“Tub/shower combo” — ekieley
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“Slate floor tiles (continued into shower) beautiful stone on the walls of the shower.” — Shannon White Design
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“I love screened in porches.....” — ssglpm
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“Sleek outdoors” — evilgiraffe
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“Stones....use of the varing stone size” — sparkysforest
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