Hurt Partners Architects was asked to remodel, and sensitively expand, a house that contributes to the Old-West-Austin Historic District. The primary aims were to preserve the historic character of the house from the street, create more spacious livin
Designers developed a series of exterior features that work together to create a highly sustainable project. A large 6.3Kw solar array, in tandem with the galvalume roof, reflects and/or absorbs much of the hot Texas sun.
Designers re-used original wood flooring for exterior wood soffit, utilized recycled composite decking material for significant areas of exterior deck, and used non-toxic plywood.
On the inside of the house, Hurt Partners developed alternately personal and dramatic interlocking spaces using a cabinet system, bridges, skylights, and mirrors.
An “octopus” system of cabinets, built from sustainable and non-toxic plywood, reaches from the kitchen and into the living room, office, dining room, and sleeping area above. Both the cabinet system and these interlocking spaces visually, and physica
This re-finished bath features floor-to-wall tiles as well as low water use fixtures and toilets.