Site size: 1.014-acre lot

Project size: 3,361 sf (conditioned space), 2,091 sf (unconditioned space)

Program: The team designed the first ground-up home in a new suburban Austin residential development using natural materials to integrate a contemporary design with rugged exterior spaces. 

Location: The West Lake neighborhood of Austin, Texas

Solution: The home comprises two distinct programmatic wings: a public area for entertainment and communal gatherings and a private zone for the bedrooms and associated spaces. Unconditioned communal spaces connect the two perpendicular wings and provide a transition between inside and outside.

Construction and materials: A simple materials palette incorporates raw steel, pine, and stucco, and further connects the structure to its environment. The site’s rocky outcroppings and dense foliage from the surrounding groves of elm, oak, and cypress trees provide seclusion from the city.

Dado Group, LLC
120 West Mistletoe, Suite 200
San Antonio, Texas 78212
(210) 828-4599


Completion date:
July 2015

Dado Group, LLC
120 West Mistletoe, Suite 200
San Antonio, Texas 78212

Partner in charge/project architect: Kristin Wiese Hefty, AIA
Project designers: Luis Vargas, Ryan Schmidt, John Rizor

Interior Designer: 
Brooke Anderson
Bay Hill Design
(512) 374-0210

Structural Engineer:
Chester Spaulding
Spaulding Structural Engineering
(210) 257-6513

General Contractor:
Dado Group, LLC
Project Manager: William Clay Hefty
(210) 828-4599 

Photographer: Mark Menjivar, (210) 241-7364

Lighting Consultant:
Christina Brown of Studio Lumina
(512) 382-1656




Structural System
Wood framed building

Exterior Cladding
Radiata Pine, Paint Grip Lock Seam Metal Panels, Stucco, Extira Rain Screen Siding
Masonry: Stucco
Metal panels: Paint Grip Lock Seam Metal Panels
Metal / Glass Curtain Wall: Aluminum Fleetwood Windows and Doors
Rainscreen: Painted Horizontal Extira Boards
Wood: Radiata Pine, Ecodek Decking
Moisture Barrier: Zip System Sheathing

TPO built up roofing under roof deck
Metal: Paint Grip Standing Seam

Metal Frame: Aluminum Fleetwood Doors and Windows

Entrances: Fleetwood Aluminum Doors
Wood doors: Trim Tech of Austin

Door Knobs and Levers: Emtek
Locksets: Emtek
Closers: Emtek
Exit devices: Emtek
Pulls: Rocky Mountain Hardware

Interior Finishes
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Trim Tech of Austin
Paints and stains: Benjamin Moore
Wall coverings: Schumacher Chiang Mai, Quadrille Custom, Schumacher Grass Cloth
Paneling: Paint Grip Metal
Solid Surfacing: Caesarstone “Zeus” on island with custom edge
Special Surfacing: Calacutta Marble Kitchen Countertops and Backsplash
Floor and wall tile: Ann Sacks, Popham, Thassos Marble in Girls Restroom

Living Room / Kitchen:
Kitchen Table: Antique farm table
Bench at Kitchen Table: Scalamandre Zebra fabric
Kitchen Table Chairs: Noir Furniture Chairs
Kitchen Table Decorative Light: Paul Ferrante Twig Light
Living Room Sofa Slip Covers: Schumacher Linen
Chairs: Lee Industries Swivel Chairs in Schumacher Linen
TV Console: Modern History
Coffee Table: World’s Away

Study / Den:
Sofa: Kravet Velvet
Wing Chairs: Threads by Lee Jofa Embroidered Ikat
Pillows: Schumacher Velvet

Powder Room / Hall:
Wall Paper: Schumacher Chiang Mai
Vanity: Custom with Brass Hardware
Decorative Light: Ro Sham Beaux
Runner: Antique Oushak

Girl’s Room:
Wallpaper: Quadrille Custom in Bathroom
Decorative Light: Stray Dog
Headboard: Quadrille Ikat
Master Bedroom / Bathroom:
Drapery: Jim Thompson Silk
Cloth on Walls: Schumacher Grass Cloth
Pillows: Jim Thompson Frettwork Cut Velvet

Interior ambient lighting: Lightolier
Downlights: Lightolier
Tasklighting: Lightolier
Exterior: Lumiere, Winscape, Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
Dimming system or other lighting controls: Lutron Lighting

Vault, Trinsic, Kohler

Ecodeck (thermally treated wood decking material), Daikin AC System (highly efficient system)