Shoalwood Addition
Austin, Texas


This is a breezy and liveable addition to a home in the North Austin Brentwood neighborhood. A lofted living/work space with vaulted ceiling and north facing skylights mediates between the new flat roofed living space while at the same time creating a comfortable courtyard scheme.

Exterior lighting under the living volume soffit creates a festive almost boutique atmosphere for gatherings and celebrations.

The zinc clad living volume just peeks out over the existing bungalow and nestles rather nicely and efficiently against both the existing structure and the new flat roofed living volume.

The project was inspired by the classic work of the California Modernist William Wurster.