Indoor / Outdoor Living

2016 Cool House Tour by Austin Energy Green Building

A complete reorganization of bedrooms around an open living, dining, kitchen, and deck was the strategy of this home which draws inspiration from the eastern concept of the courtyard home. Large expanses of glass frame the exterior courtyard on 3 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 and frames a monumental stairway up to the new wood front porch.

Austin, Tx