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 MA staff
June 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm
We toured this home when it hit the market the first time a few months back. The den is pretty dramatic with a gorgeous view of the UT Tower. The fireplace and the full window of glass takes your breath away. The opposing wall of wood panels is all storage, which is also pretty impressive. All exposed flooring in the original house is terrazzo. The owner mentioned that she had recently pulled up the carpets since people seemed to like it. There is even a step down tub made of terrazzo (or something made to look like terrazo). The bedrooms and kitchen (which is an addition) could use some serious renovations. I guess I’m saying that if you don’t mind a project, this house could be pretty special.
June 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm
Looks to me like a Roland Roessner designed house. Same terrazzo on 3 foot squares, cantilevered fireplace hearth, and clerestory windows as a number of his homes in the Balcones area. If this one was transplanted to that neighborhood, I’d snatch it up!!!