“I really appreciate the discipline they showed in not doing too much with a small space. The scale, structure, and materials are understood extremely well here.”
— Brad Cloepfil, AIA

Location Austin
Architect Mell Lawrence Architects
Design Team Mell Lawrence, FAIA; Hector Martell; Morgan Slusarek
Contractor Wilmington Gordon
Interiors FORM Design Studio
Structural Engineer Architectural Engineers Collaborative
Landscape Architects James David; JPB Design Studio
AV Design Captive Audio
Geotechnical Engineer Terracon
Surveyor Chaparral Professional Land Surveying

This stand-alone addition creates a relaxing, natural respite in central Austin. The Corten-clad form is nestled between two historic live oak trees and faces away from the street toward a creek and wooded parkland. Inside, a double-height living and dining space defines the primary gathering area, while the kitchen and bathrooms tuck into the casework wall at the back of the open room. Upstairs, a lofted bedroom overlooks the space below while a folded steel plate guardrail establishes a level of privacy. Acting as an extension of the bedroom, a screened porch nestles into one of the trees.

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