East Austin Modern

What started as a goal to downsize and remodel a home in east Austin became so much more.

The original plan was to simply renovate the existing 1940's residence, but as the demolition began, the home displayed major defects. A decision was made to salvage any materials that could be reused and with the pivotal change, the owners tore down the pier and beam foundation and poured a new, engineered slab. The house that emerged is a 903-square-foot, efficient green home that fits the owners' personalities and Austin's eclectic style. Utilizing every square foot, the design packs a powerful punch into a modest input. 

  • 4-star green rated home
  • Cool House Tour 2014



  • Urban infill lot

  • Re-purposed materials 

  • Metal structure

  • Low- E windows

  • Day lighting

  • High efficiency water fixtures

  • Spray foam insulation

  •  Low/ no VOC paints and finishes