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South Austin Residence

Located in South Austin, the original structure was the client’s childhood home. After several moves to different cities throughout Texas, the client asked us to re-envision and modernize this nostalgic old house. It was an honor to be given the opportunity to transform a place that meant so much to him and his family.

Like many homes from this era, this structure lacked a primary bedroom with an en-suite bath or a proper laundry room. To accommodate these factors, we added a master suite and relocated the dining area to what was the previous living area.

To unlock the tremendous views of the site, we relocated the main entrance and wedged a new living room in the knuckle between the primary suite and the open bar in the kitchen. Sometimes, design solutions are intuitive, but for this house, the best solution emerged through the iterative process of design.

Project Team

Gary Wang, AIA, Principal Architect