Modern Austin :: Architecture & Design of Central Texas
Listing info HERE
I didn’t recognize this one at first. It appears to be a modified version of what was marketed as something like “The Garden House.” It appears that the builder converted the garden roof into extra enclosed space. Maybe I’m remembering incorrectly, but I don’t think the original plans called for an enclosed garage either. The profile and presentation of the house to the street seem different from how I remember these plans.
When I drove past this one the other day, I was surprised by how closely this house sits on the lot relative to its neighbors on either side.
You’re right on the money David. The owners modified the house plans to have a studio above an enclosed garage – they also enlarged the footprint a bit for more total sq footage – none of which are a part of the original design. I do know that the original architect did the redesign work. It’s a nice design but because if the larger foot print, the house are really close together. The owners started a fb page about the build – you can find it here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Building-at-Agave/145993805424307
It’s interesting to get a look into the construction of this house via their FB page. I noticed that it appeared that construction was underway as recently as 2010. I can’t help but wonder what is motivating them to sell soon after complete their home.
Yeah, me too – I’ve not had any contact with them, but this quick a sale usually points to a personal family issue . . . either growing or splitting I sincerely hope for the former.
growing, we are and decided we wanted the eanes school district. the house is great, not so personal an issue.
Thanks for the clarification. We had liked the original plans for that house, but we remembered it as a bit small for our comfort at ~1300-1400 square ft. I thought the listing info showing 2100+ looked odd. RMC’s comments put it all in perspective now.