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Residence on Mount Barker

Austin, TX

This house is built on a dramatically sloped site with a panoramic view over looking Austin's western hills. Limestone walls make protected inside spaces while a large two story screened porch mediates interior and exterior rooms facing west.
  • Builder

    Tripathi Builders

  • Landscape Architect

    Madrone Landscape Architecture

  • Structural Engineer

    Duffy Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineer

    EEA Consulting Engineers

  • Interior Designer

    Cadwallader Design

  • Lighting Designer

    KL Lighting Studios

  • Pool Designer

    Water Design

  • Geotechnical Engineer

    Holt Engineering

  • Photographer

    Roger Davies

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The Vision

The project design establishes controlled views on a dramatic site and creates a gallery for the client’s art collection.

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Layered Rooms

The western façade is made of several screened exterior spaces that overlook Lake Austin and the hill country beyond.

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Interior walls of plaster allow varying shadow and light play throughout the house during the course of the day.

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Looking Out

Large apertures frame views of the live oak canopy.

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Project Team
  • Arthur Andersson, FAIA

  • F. Christian Wise, AIA

  • Kamree Cameron, RA

  • Amy Freedberg

  • Selina Hasler

  • Casey Nash

  • Sean O'Brien