“An exciting and innovative approach to preservation. The careful restoration preserves the structure, contributing to the scale of the neighborhood. Meanwhile, the new addition weaves building and landscape together through a sophisticated interaction of indoor and outdoor spaces.”
— Jeff Goldstein, FAIA

Location Austin
Architect Miró Rivera Architects
Design Team Juan Miró, FAIA, Miguel Rivera, FAIA, Ken Jones, AIA, Carlos Garcia, Bud Franck, Nate Schneider, Nick Steshyn, Stuart Yancey
Contractor J Pinnelli Company
Structural Engineer Smith Structural Engineers
MEP Engineer Positive Energy
Lighting Design ArcLight Design
Furniture Selection Rachel Mast Design
Landscape Architect Ten Eyck Landscape Architects

Five Yard House comprises a restored 1910s Craftsman bungalow with a modern U-shaped addition that embraces a central courtyard and opens up to the landscape with floor-to-ceiling glazing. The bungalow contains guest quarters in the original bedrooms and a home office and media room in the former living areas; its back door has been transformed into a connector “bridge” extending the central gallery into the new addition. The home’s interiors open onto a series of unique outdoor spaces, each with a different approach to landscaping: A manicured lawn in front contrasts with four additional yards reflecting a more organic approach.

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