3,721 square feet
Austin’s urban Bouldin Creek neighborhood provides a unique and ever-changing context to this simple and straightforward design. The challenges were both cultural and site-specific—a house that allowed for lifestyle flexibility through clean forms, relatable materiality, with living spaces that embrace the surrounding landscape. Paring down the components of a house to a minimal number of planes and openings, the scheme is anchored by an obscured entry sequence and a staircase volume, both clad in iron spot masonry. These planes act as thresholds between the realms of public and private. The service core is consolidated along the east facade, allowing the structure to fully open up the living zone to the yard. The masonry also contrasts an otherwise muted interior of smooth, simple surfaces.
Matt Fajkus, AIA