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Indoor / outdoor living.
2016 Cool House Tour by Austin Energy Green Building
Drawing inspiration from the eastern concept of the “courtyard home,” this remodel completely reorganized the bedrooms around open living, dining, kitchen, and deck areas. Large expanses of glass frame the exterior courtyard on three sides, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces. A series of terraced rain gardens slope down to the large Ipe wood deck, which features an outdoor grilling area. All existing trees were preserved and incorporated into the design. The terracing of the landscape continues in the front yard with more native and adapted plantings, framing a monumental stairway up to the new wood front porch.
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