Ridgewood Residence

  • 2013 National Green Builder Custom Home Honorable Mention, 2014 Max Award for Best Custom Home over $1million, 2014 Modern Homes Tour Selection
  • Work performed while at Cornerstone Architects

New Construction | Rollingwood Texas | 4119 sf

Located in an established but evolving Austin neighborhood, this modern 5-Star green home responds to the unique challenges and opportunities offered by an infill lot environment.  A narrow lake view, a western rear exposure, and a need for privacy from close adjacent homes, inspired a “Y” shaped concept that focuses primarily toward the side rather than the rear of the property.

A need for casual entertaining space and an indoor/outdoor lifestyle inspired open concept rooms, carefully placed glazing, and a marriage of interior and exterior materials that create a seamless transition between inside and out.  To further the call outside, the dancing light and soothing sounds of the pool were nestled snug against the house, beckoning to the exterior rooms of the rear court.

Existing trees, thick masonry walls, and deep roof overhangs buffer the sun, while sustainable selections and concepts such as rainwater harvesting result in a home that is both beautiful and environmentally friendly.