Architecture & Design of Central Texas
“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.”
posted by rmc
Listing info HERE
David Mathias says
October 5, 2011 at 10:13 am
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.
October 5, 2011 at 10:22 am
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
October 5, 2011 at 11:30 am
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.
October 5, 2011 at 11:36 am
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.
November 9, 2011 at 6:37 pm
growing, we are and decided we wanted the eanes school district. the house is great, not so personal an issue.
October 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm
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.