CRA’s Aquaverde Residence featured in Austin Home Magazine, Summer 2020 Issue

So excited to have our Aquaverde Residence featured in Austin Home’s Summer 2020 Issue!  This is a really fun project with some adventurous & creative clients and  we’re excited to share it with a broader audience.  See more photos of the project on our website and read the digital article here.

From the article: “They really nailed the aesthetic, and you begin to appreciate all the details starting from the second you walk inside,” Kim says. “I was as excited for the laundry room and mudroom as I was for the main spaces like the kitchen and dining room.”  “We absolutely loved working with Ed and April,” Kim says. “Because they are husband and wife, it really felt like we were working on a team project, and we really appreciated both of their perspectives.”   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRA’s Longchamp Outdoor Living featured on the Cover of Qualified Remodeler, April 2020

So excited to see our multiple award winning Longchamp Outdoor Living project get some national press on the cover of Qualified Remodeler!  Check out the full featured article in the April 2020 issue linked here:  Article Link.

Project Portfolio: AquaVerde Residence

Excited to share finished pictures from our AquaVerde Residence overlooking Lake Austin!

Our Aqua Verde Residence Project transformed a traditional house into a modern, 21st century home. With past century finishes and an archaic configuration that stymied spatial interaction and expansive views, the house required a thorough rethinking. The principal maneuver established a transversal axis, creating communication amongst the three principal communal spaces of the house: living, dining and kitchen. This intervention also allowed for greater appreciation of the river below and hills beyond. Furthermore, private spaces were rearranged and updated to provide comfort, luxury and spatial efficiency. On the second floor a new ample game room added square footage to the existing house.

GC: Renovation by Glauser Building Company and Landscape and Exterior Spaces by Owner GC

AquaVerde Residence Portfolio Link

 

Two CRA Projects Receive National Recognition via the 2019 Master of Design Awards

We are MASTERS OF DESIGN for the second year in a row!

Excited to have two of our projects receive some national attention.  Our Cherry Lane Residence was awarded GOLD in the mid-range whole house remodel category.  Our Lake Austin Pool Cabana received a BRONZE award in the outdoor living category.

This is the cover of Qualified Remodeler Magazine, September 2019, featuring Cherry Lane! See pg. 32 for the project profile.  A big thanks to our build partners for their work on these two outstanding projects.

Project Portfolio: Cherry Lane Residence

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.

Cherry Lane Residence Architectural Portfolio

Cherry Lane Residence Architectural Video

Update 4.16.2019: Excited to have our Cherry Lane project featured on HomeAdore! : Link

Clark Richardson Architects featured in the April / May Issue Western Art and Architecture Magazine


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.

 

 

Project Portfolio: Eilers Residence

Central Austin ResidenceWe’re excited to share some video from our recently completed Eilers Residence, a master suite addition and renovation to an existing Central Austin Home built in the 1940’s with AR Lucas Construction.  Here, the simple axial layout of the master bedroom is tied directly on axis to the master bath suite with the bed on axis with a free standing soaker tub.  Walnut cabinets are deployed throughout including dual built-in master closets in the bedroom and the master vanity cabinets.  A lueder’s limestone floor and feature wall frame the master bath with views to the existing heritage tree to the east of the house.

Eilers Residence Project Portfolio

Architectural Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MKQxRAUceg

2018: Awarded 2018 Master of Design Gold Award from Qualified Remodeler Magazine 2017: Awarded Regional NARI Coty Award in the Addition Category 2016: Awarded Austin NARI Coty Award in the Addition Category

 

 

 

Custom Home Receives 5-star Rating from Austin Energy Green Building

Clark Richardson Architects Austin Energy 5 Star Rated Residence

We’re proud to announce that our Avenue D Residence has received a 5-star Rating from Austin Energy Green Building, the oldest green rating program in the country!
Only 5% of all AEGB-rated residential projects (and an even smaller percentage of renovation / additions) achieve this honor.  Project features include:

7,000 Gallon Rainwater Collection
Passive Cross Ventilation and Stack Effect
Diverse Outdoor Living Spaces
High Efficiency HVAC Design
High Efficiency Thermal Envelope                                                                                                    Re-purposing of Existing Materials
Construction Waste Management

Hyde Park Residence Photos

Check out these updated photos on our website of our Hyde Park Residence, a green renovation and addition here in Central Austin. We’re currently still wrapping up landscaping but our client was excited to move in last week!

Avenue D Residence Portfolio

We always like to look at where we started when we finish a project here is our post from the beginning of demo about a year ago: https://clarkrichardson.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/demo-starts-on-hyde-park-residence/

Hyde Park Master Bath

Demo Starts on Hyde Park Residence

Construction on CRA’s extensive remodel and addition to a historic 1930’s Hyde Park residence began last week in Austin, Texas.  The interior primarily consisted of ship lap pine with some of the original wall paper maintained below the thin gyp board cladding that was added later.  In keeping with the goals of the historic district, the existing interior flooring will be refurbished and reused in the new house along with the historic windows and exterior siding.  The project is seeking a five star rating in the Austin Energy Green Building Program as such waste materials will be stockpiled by type for recycling per the programs requirements. We’re excited to see this project start down the road to completion.  Click here to see some images of the house in our “On the Boards” section.  Or to see an animation fly around of the project Click Here.