Located in the heart of East Austin, this home originally designed as a duplex was converted by the owner into the single family residence it was. Now, with more space in mind a garage apartment, screened in porch and third floor attic are being added. With plants as a primary design narrative, from the owners green thumb, the exterior porches, trellis and railings will allow vines to grow in the summer for shade and then bring in light in the winter. This almost Robinson Crusoe like house invites exploration and lots of time in the outdoors.
The existing structure was built in the early 1950’s and desperately needed attention. The project started with general updates but one thing lead to another and now the building has become something entirely different than it’s original form.
Located on the southeast corner of I-35 and Riverside, the elevated property boasts amazing views of downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake and the missed traffic of I-35. The remodel expands out to all three of these views, finally taking true advantage of the hillside.