Our next design-build venture with authentic living principles, this custom residence overlooking Ladybird Lake utilizes tricks from local regulatory hurdles to maximize its use and value. The regulations limited the size of the project to a single 550 sf Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), however, by adding a third detached dwelling structure, and creating basements, we are able to create a 1425 sf multi-unit compound.
Underground conditioned spaces allow us to have a detached sound-proof music studio connected to the master suite via private sunken garden patio. The upper level kitchen-living-dining area share an outdoor garden deck with a detached guest unit. The material palette is as natural as possible including board-form concrete walls, exposed heavy timber framing, custom concrete countertops, and exposed plywood cabinets and wall surfaces.