Project Portfolio: Robinhood Residence

Excited to share professional photos from our Robinhood Residence, our latest home in Austin’s Tarrytown Neighbodhood!

 

Our Robinhood Residence is a two story, new construction home located on a corner lot in the Tarrytown Neighborhood of Austin, TX. The white masonry clad residence is deftly woven into both the network of mature oak trees surrounding the site and with the natural grade which falls from the street diagonally through the lot. The house is designed with a substantial ground floor principal suite which culminates in both a vaulted principal bath and vaulted principal bedroom looking out to the rear yard. The second floor frames views into the mature tree canopy on site and hosts two additional bedrooms and a second living space. Interior spaces flow gracefully between programmatic elements punctuated by warm material selections and ample natural daylight.  Photos: Paul Finkel, Piston Design

GC: Risher Martin Fine Homes | Interior Selections: Essential Elements Interiors | Landscape Architects: Thompson + Hanson

Robinhood Residence Portfolio Link  |  Robinhood Residence Architectural Video

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: 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 

Explorer Residence Architectural Video Link

10.25.2019 Update: Excited to have our Explorer Residence featured on HomeAdore.com.  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