Tour Parking: Street and neighborhood parking available.
Designing a home for an architectural photographer was an exercise in simplicity and restraint. Says the homeowner, “Early in my photography career, I took a photo of a house in a wooded area of Maine. The house was a basic shape—as one would draw as a child—just a box with a gabled roof…Ever since then, I’ve been interested in that form. With the direction for this house, I had no program and came to Side Angle Side with just that fundamental shape. By the end of the process, I had a wife and a dog and the program evolved, but the shape stayed the same. During the design and building phase, I was also photographing for a book on architecture and interiors of Marfa. While we didn’t set out to make a Marfa house in Austin, it certainly inspired design decisions in terms of materiality—the modest and minimal, while also maintaining a sense of warmth.” The result is a monolithic dark volume with carefully placed punched openings. A concrete site wall pierces the volume, defining the approach and entry experience.
Project Team: Arthur Furman, AIA; Annie-Laurie Grabiel
Contact: sideangleside.co, 305.450.0806