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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.

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.

Looking Out

Large apertures frame views of the live oak canopy.

Project Team
  • Arthur Andersson, FAIA

  • F. Christian Wise, AIA

  • Kamree Cameron, RA

  • Amy Freedberg

  • Selina Hasler

  • Casey Nash

  • Sean O'Brien