This home, designed by Hurt Partners Architects exemplifies the firm‚Äôs work: designs that are highly responsive to their sites and contexts, in this case a suburban neighborhood on the city limits of Austin accessible only by car.
The design on this sloped site allowed Hurt Partners to rethink the typical relationship of the car to the house by introducing the car into the central experience of the house by pulling it under the roof and virtually into the living space.
Tigerwood, which resists outdoor elements and moisture, gives the carport and living roof its beautiful and warm texture and feel.
A major consideration for achieving a sustainable design was to build a modestly-sized house. The house was developed as a 3-bedroom, 2-bath spec house at approximately 2,100 square feet.
The house was designed to take into account the mature trees and other plantings on the property.
Parallam wood floors -- a pressed wood and glue product and milling by-product (wood chips)-- is normally hidden in walls but for this project became an rich-textured floor, at an affordable price.
HVAC ducting design is one of the most important areas to substantively impact the energy consumption of a building. This project utilized a single-trunk duct system with minimal duct runs to the discharge registers for all living and sleeping spaces&
The house provides smart efficient spaces (office, closets, and bathrooms) which are interlinked with the adjacent spaces resulting in minimal circulation space and to maximize functional spaces.