Our Explorer Residence in Lakeway, TX tames a difficult hillside site with a modern composition of spaces, forms, and materials. A front drive court enables separation from the roadway up the hill so the home feels very much in its own world. The main entry becomes a nexus for circulation up or down to private spaces, or flowing straight into the open communal spaces. A broad rear deck embraced by tree canopy overlooks the pool as the hillside continues to descend. Entry to our Explorer Residence transverses the main axis so that while the main spaces run broadly to the view, circulation is more dynamic. Vantage points to the view are restrained to create moments peeking through the tree canopy, while the panorama is reserved for the moment one enters the expansive open deck adjacent to the main spaces. The asymmetric arrangement of the kitchen at one end of the main axis softens the formality to allow for a more inviting sub-space within the larger open plan. By locating various elements of interest such as corner windows in the main spaces diagonally across from the entry foyer, the home draws one in while simultaneously extending its reach beyond.
Excited to share views of our Cherry Lane Residence in Tarry Town with Glauser Building Company.
Our Cherry Lane Residence is a transformative whole-house renovation & addition to an existing single-story home in the Tarrytown Neighborhood of Central Austin. A family of 5 sought a modern, efficient design to fit their lifestyle while providing space to grow. The roof of the existing home was removed, the exterior envelope re-imagined and a new second-story addition was added to elevate the new spaces into the dense tree canopy of the site. Outdoor spaces engage the neighborhood and take advantage of the beautiful old-growth trees on the property while minimizing the impact of the building footprint on the site. Minimal detailing and challenging modern craftsmanship throughout the home allow the spatial harmonies to sing.
Update 4.16.2019: Excited to have our Cherry Lane project featured on HomeAdore! : Link
Excited to have our practice profiled in the April / May Issue of Western Art and Architecture Magazine! The article, ‘Framing a Life’, overviews how our different backgrounds come together in a shared design philosophy as illustrated in our work. Featured are images from our Lakeway Residence, Hyde Park – Avenue D Residence and Hyde Park – Avenue F Residence.
Look for it on the newsstands or follow the link to the digital article.
Sharing these great images of our Central Austin Residence completed with Mezger Homes in North Hyde Park, Austin TX.
Clark Richardson Architects took a staged approach to the design by providing a front living space volume that was one story and gabled and a setback rear two-story bedroom volume. The two were connected by a covered screen porch and the secondary spaces of the house like the pantry, laundry and powder room. From the street, in true Hyde Park style, a long porch greets the neighborhood punctuated by more modern vertical windows which penetrate the painted brick portion of the facade up into the vaulted space of the front living room as dormers. See our website for more about this project linked below:
Update: 05.17.2017: Excited to have this project featured on Home Adore, an architecture and interiors design blog. https://homeadore.com/2017/05/17/north-hyde-park-residence-clark-richardson-architects/
Update: See this project on Dwell’s Featured Homes Page linked below: https://www.dwell.com/home/central-austin-residence-db0dd822
Honored to have two CRA projects receive 2017 Regional NARI Coty Awards for both Residential Additional and Entire House Renovation / Addition last week! The South Central region consists of 8 states including AR, AZ, TX, OK, NM, MS, LA and NV. Thanks also to AR Lucas and Steve Wareing / Phillip Just, GC’s for each project.
See more about these two projects on our website.
Excited to share some pictures and an architectural video from our Goldenwood Residence; a whole house renovation and addition to an existing home in Driftwood, TX . The scope consisted of a complete interior gut of the existing kitchen, living and dining room, the addition of a new master suite at the ground level and a new landscaped entry concept at the front facade. The project reinvents the Texas vernacular with a clean modern aesthetic including custom built Pecan French Doors throughout, oil finished FSC certified white oak floors and limestone fireplaces.
See also our Goldenwood guest house for the first phase of this project.
1.02.2017 Post Update: See our this project featured on the international style and architecture blog, Nonagon Style linked below:
Check out Paul Finkel’s lovely architectural photos from our Peak Lookout Residence completed with builder, Todd Fletcher of Peak Design Build LLC!
The Peak Lookout Residence is contemporary, luxury home located in Lakeway, TX. The residence is positioned on a gently sloping site and oriented towards distant views. The linear parti frames outdoor spaces both to the north and south of the residence and works with passive solar principles and breezes to allow for an efficient green design. This is a 5 bedroom, 4-1/2 bath residence with a 3 car garage and ample pool deck for entertaining and outdoor living. The material palette is quiet but elegant, consisting primarily of stucco, stained cedar accents and anodized RAM windows through out.