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: Explorer Residence

Excited to share finished pictures from our Explorer Residence with Peak Design Build LLC.

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.

Explorer Residence Project Portfolio Link 

CRA’s Lonchchamp Outdoor Living Featured in the June / July 2019 Issue of Home Design and Decor

Excited to see our Longchamp Outdoor Living project in the pages of the June / July Issue of Home Design and Decor!  See the full article linked here and download the PDF linked here.

Long Champ Outdoor Living Receives both SW Regional and National 2019 NARI CoTY Awards

Excited to announce that Our Longchamp Outdoor Living project has been awarded both the SW Regional and National 2019 NARI CoTY Award for the Best Detached Residential Structure.  Congratulations to the all the award winners, especially from our Austin NARI Chapter, and a big thanks to our clients and the build team including Jon Kaplan at Build Works LLC for bringing this compelling design to life. #CotY2019

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

CRA’s B Austin Community Project receives 2018 Austin Green Award

We’re both humbled and honored that our B Austin Community Project received a 2018 Austin Green Award at last week’s Awards Celebration. Now in its third year, the Austin Green Awards recognizes inspirational green building, landscape, and infrastructure projects in Central Texas. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and we also wanted to thank all our team members for their hard work on this project including:

Arch Consulting (Structural Engineering), DBR (Mechanical Engineering), Water Renu (Graywater Design and Installation), Speir Innovations (Solar), Ben Goins with BPG Construction (Construction Management) and most importantly to our amazing clients, Will, Janice and Gray Godwin of B Austin Communities.

See more about this inspiring sustainable development on our website link below:  B Austin Community Portfolio Link

2018 Austin Green Awardees

 

CRA’s Tarrytown Residence featured in the April / May Issue of Austin Home Design and Decor


Look for our Tarrytown Residence with Hudson Design Development and Rachel Horn Interiors in the April / May Issue of Austin Home Design and Décor Magazine.   Our Tarrytown Residence makes a great #farmhousemodern statement. We expand on the how we interpret the specific style and how it fits with our broader view of modern architectural design in the article. Spreads from the piece can be found on both our Instagram and Facebook accounts as well.