Hidden behind a modest bungalow on a quiet residential street eight blocks from the University of Texas, this triplex of loft apartments is among the best work of the award-winning Mid-Century Modern architect. Organized around a central courtyard surrounding a majestic Live Oak, the intimate complex is a serene, communal environment seemingly removed from the busy world outside. Inside, the double-height living space is complimented by an open-mezzanine bedroom above and a kitchen/dining area tucked below, with all spaces connecting seamlessly to the bamboo forest beyond, visible through a 2-story wall of glass. Original appointments have been well preserved, including ergonomic cabinetry, redwood siding, original paint colors and decorative light fixtures. Unanimously approved by the Historic Landmark Commission, this special offering is a fine example of architecture in harmony with its context, melding formal modernist principles with the landscape, climate and materials of the region.
Brian Linder, AIA
The Value of Architecture
Photography: Patrick Wong, Atelier Wong Photograpy
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