Austin, Texas – Nick Deaver
Built area:  5344 sf.
Photography:  R. Greg Hursley

A trio of limestone forms turn away from the harsh Texas sun striving for a respectful and distinct presence in one of Austin’s more memorable neighborhoods.

Three Stones House - Austin, Texas

Northern walls have high narrow windows to diffuse daylight to interior spaces. High and low windows provide natural ventilation. Stone elements flow past each other narrowly missing at a critical point where spring storms take center stage at the rainwater pool.

The skewed walls and varied openings provide a drama reminiscent of narrow canyons or ancient ruins. The living areas open to buffalo grass, live oaks, and terraces of indigenous plants. A rugged coursed stone and paint-grip galvanized metal roof contrast with the sharply carved interior of honed concrete floors, white walls and white oak wood elements.

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