LeanToo

Austin, TX

A work from home couple liking the vibe of South Austin found a 900sf 1936 cottage crowded between terrific leaning live oaks and a drainage easement to a creek. They wanted a home to share with close friends and a respectful, but decidedly modern reinterpretation of the modest gabled house. New floating terraces avoid low hanging branches, allow surface water flow and make the landscape part of the architecture. Modern windows and a white interior and exterior paint scheme simplify the older structure. An elemental steel and glass 1,000sf lean-to addition contains a carport, a wide entry gallery, and screened porch. The new addition clad in reused galvanized metal is long and low in proportion, contrasting the slightly taller and more symmetrical older home with its clean white teardrop siding.

Recognition

2017 March/April Texas Architect Magazine

2017 AIA Austin Design Award

2016 AIA Austin Homes Tour

2016 Austin Home Magazine Fall Issue

Design Team

Nick Deaver AIA, Adam C. Melius, Jessica Deaver

Builder

Moontower

Photography

Casey Dunn,
Leonid Furmansky (1)