Austin Residence

A house for a retired couple explores the prototypical Texas dwelling in a municipality within Austin city limits in conformance with strict local aesthetic design regulations.  The C-shaped plan encloses shaded outdoor space while the limestone facades buffer traffic on a corner lot in this suburban setting nestled in a grove of live oak trees.  A vaulted 'public' central space is bracketed by a master wing and a garage/guest wing, allowing flexible use of space suitable for both aging in place and hosting the grandchildren.  

Jonathan Chesley