Tag Archives: Sustainable Design

Solar Case Study: Single Family House

In honor of Earth Day today we hope to provide you with an informative post regarding Solar in Residential use.  Happy Earth Day Y’all! Solar Case Study: Single Family House by John Vesel Austin TX, 6.75kW Photovoltaic Array installed January … Continue reading

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Project Portfolio: Eilers Residence

We’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 … Continue reading

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

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 / … Continue reading

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Repurposed, Rejuvinated, Revitalized

At the beginning of the new year we look for ways to start fresh, find inspiration in our surroundings and create new identities. Our homes, our places of business, our neighborhoods where we live are projections of ourselves. They give … Continue reading

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“No that tree is my sister!” – The Life of a House

The story goes something like this:  At one of our construction sites for a historic renovation and addition two siblings came to the site.  They told one of the construction workers on the site that they came to see their trees that … Continue reading

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To Build or To Buy?

We get asked this question all the time in practice.   Does it make more sense to build a custom home on a lot or to buy a home?  There seems to be a general prevailing perception that it costs … Continue reading

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Things to Consider when Looking for Land to Build On: Part II – McMansion , FAR and Impervious Coverages

This is the second installment in our blog posts about things to consider when purchasing a residential lot for construction. The first installment discussed City of Austin Setback Requirements. This installment will look at the City’s Sub-Chapter F ordinance known … Continue reading

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