Site size: 9,697 sq. ft.
Project size: 4,028 sq. ft.
Program: The clients wanted to renovate a two-story, ranch-style, 1960s-era, wood-frame house, which was left devoid of natural light after an earlier duplex conversion. Since they frequently work from home and entertain, the owners wanted ample sunlight, a private office, and connections to the outdoors.
Location: Austin's Tarrytown neighborhood
Solution: The architects' first intervention'opening the existing gabled roof'pulled light deep into the core of the house via north-facing dormers. They converted an existing upstairs wing into a guest room and constructed a new, wood-frame addition for two small bedrooms. They separated the renovated and new rooms with an outdoor terrace, which brings in additional light to the second floor. The architects framed the openings, including large ground-floor windows and the dormers, in steel.
Construction and materials: The renovation salvaged stone from the existing house for exterior cladding, supplemented by hard-trowelled Portland cement. A standing-seam metal roof replaced the original asphalt shingle one.
Sanders Architecture, PLLC
3706 Kerbey Lane
Austin, TX 78731
Christopher Sanders, AIA
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Aluminum operable windows inserted into the steel fabrications by RAM Windows (http://www.ramind.com/)
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