We are very excited to announce that we have been selected to participate in the 26th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour! The tour will be held October 6th and 7th, and highlights projects from 14 local architects. For more information, visit AIA Austin.
Here is a sneak peek of our featured project, the Westover Residence...
The Westover lot
presented a unique challenge in balancing the owner’s program within McMansion
ordinances. The program called for an open entertaining area on the main level
that, while engaging with the site and neighborhood, also needed to maintain
privacy from pedestrian traffic on this corner site. The living spaces are
organized on the northeast side opening up to a loggia, garden and pool area.
The entry, circulation, and dining areas disengage the prep area and study
while maintaining a visual openness to the plan. Ordinances play a pivotal role
in the massing leading to vertical and horizontal breaks, and in detaching the
garage from the main body. The historic distinctiveness of Pemberton Heights is
critical in the material selection, colors and details. Fenestration is
carefully orchestrated to let ample light while playing an important role in
the design language. Cost, simplicity and the neighborhood vernacular were
driving factors in the design approach. Built by Butterfield Custom Homes. Interior design by Amy Lutz.