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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“Entrance” — duncs007
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“dlažba” — Andrea Pospisilova
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“Back windows” — barrytrice
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“interesting back wall on staircase” — martin777shaw
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“Outdoor/ indoor intergratiin” — cavityhunter
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“TV!” — chrisconlin
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“Lines” — chrisconlin
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“Mixed and matched furniture” — Lizzi Heydemann
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“Entry” — barrytrice
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“overall composition” — noorakhammas
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“Tub” — 56rivers
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“layout” — tglenn01
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“Tub” — cluscombe
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“The beautiful arrangement with the open exterion is breathtaking & makes for a stunning nook to just” — morrelloblue
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“Great cottage idea.” — Renaissance Design
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“xgggg” — Han Soo Ri
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