Inspired by traditional forms, the house was imagined as a farmhouse cartoon. Deliberate siting, simple massing, and an exaggerated sense of scale bring a youthful graphic quality to the home’s familiar style.

Nestled in amongst a stand of old growth oak trees, it sits adjacent to a meadow of native grasses. A two story, 3,000 sf, volume for living is separated from the garage, carriage house, by an enclosed “breezeway” which serves as both the entry and dining room for the home. The house is anchored to the site with an over-scaled stone chimney and low site wall which provides a “foundation” for the home. The one room deep floor plan with oversized windows on each of its long sides provides a balance of daylight and views of the meadow from each room. At the center of the home, a stair connects a second level playroom to the kitchen and living spaces below. A dormer window at the stair allows light to spill into the kitchen.

Colorful, graphic interiors reflect the youthfulness of the young family for which the home was designed.

“The use of material was very spare but very beautiful”

-jurors Marsha Maytum, FAIA & Steve Dumez, FAIA


2014 AIA Austin Design Award

2014 Best New Home – Southern Living Magazine


Hill Country Houses: Inspired Living in a Legendary Texas Landscape, 2014

Southern Living Magazine, August 2014

Modern Farmhouse Home & Living, 2019

Bunny Run