Overlooking the hills of Austin, Texas, this residence captures exemplary views as well as cooling southeast breezes through an open courtyard design. With a long view of the residence’s sustainability and longevity in mind, solid masonry construction and modern materials were employed. The expressive aesthetic of rough-hewn stone, Moorish motifs, and a tiled concrete dome reminiscent of Southern Spain feels at home in the Texas landscape.
The upper level accommodates public spaces such as the principal room, music room, kitchen and dining, as well as an outdoor dining loggia; all are focused on the breathtaking views.
Improved thermal efficiency was achieved through the use of aerated autoclave concrete block.