Cuernavaca Residence in Austin, Texas

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Cuernavaca Residence in Austin

Contemporary Home in Texas, USA – design by alterstudio architecture LLP

Apr 12, 2017

Cuernavaca Residence in Austin, Texas

Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Design: alterstudio architecture LLP

Cuernavaca Residence in Austin, Texas

The Cuernavaca Residence is the latest installment in an evolving constructed landscape on a two-acre family compound that is shared by the client and her sister.

Nestled in a wooded lot, the home forms an ensemble with an existing pool house. The latter’s board-formed concrete walls establish the material basis for the new residence, which is home to a family of five and includes two home offices.

Cuernavaca Residence in Austin, Texas

The house features a restrained vocabulary of rift-sawn oak, mill finished steel, galvanized metal panels, and concrete that alternates in orientation (between vertical and horizontal) and pattern (among board-formed, sand blasted, and bush-hammered). Taken together, these materials create an environment rich in texture and animated by sun and shade over the course of a day.

Cuernavaca Residence in Austin, Texas

The house slips between the existing pool house and a magnificent live oak, defining discrete terrains on white oak ceiling defines the more intimate spaces within the property. Long views are established: east to the limestone shelf of the Colorado River; north to a rolling meadow; west to a grove of oaks and the shared pool house.

Cuernavaca Residence in Austin, Texas

A 22-foot tall porch, with an outdoor fireplace, provides an outdoor family room; a second-floor roof deck affords constant breezes and stunning views to the limestone cliffs. Aligned with these natural features, the house welcomes engagement with circumstances of this particular landscape as the owners move through their home; further, the house provides a sense of the entire property in incidental moments.

Cuernavaca Residence in Austin, Texas

Inside, dramatic vistas are omnipresent, and the house is alive with activity. The raw texture of the concrete is presented against finely detailed walnut millwork and custom site-glazed window walls, which are framed with rift-sawn white oak and steel to form flitch plate mullions.

A meandering an open plan. Moreover, rich walnut cabinetry, book-matched statuary countertops, monolithic limestone vanities, and delicate timber screens provide a point of stasis against the ubiquitous and dynamic circumstances of place.

Cuernavaca Residence in Austin, Texas

Cuernavaca Residence in Austin, Texas – Building Information

CUERNAVACA RESIDENCE, Austin, Texas | 2016
Architects: alterstudio architecture LLP
Client: Withheld
General Contractor: Risinger & Company
Photographers: Casey Dunn and alterstudio


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