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Originally designed in 1950 by prominent Austin architect Howard R. Barr, FAIA, this mid-century modern gem is located in the heart of Austin’s Highland Park neighborhood. When Clayton Korte clients bought it from Barr’s son in 2016, they hired the firm to design a complete renovation and addition.
Project name
Ridge Oak Residence
Architecture firm
Clayton Korte
Location
Austin, Texas, USA
Photography
Molly Culver, Jake Holt, Chloe Gilstrap
Our client wanted a home that was contemporary yet relaxed. We designed the house using modern sensibilities coupled with soft and warm details. The horizontal planes, extending from interior to exterior, play an integral role in bringing indoor living outdoors.
Project name
Beverly Lane
Architecture firm
Reagan & Andre Architecture Studio https://reaganandre.com
Location
Bellaire, Texas, United States
Photography
Peter Molick
We imagine the future that must confront the consequences of climate change, destructive human patterns, food deserts, and resource depletion. In this time, the reality of pandemic is experienced among the duality of controlled design, and natural life. Our response to middle school education in this context is a new ecosystem built high above the...
Project name
Futura: Post Pandemic Middle School
Architecture firm
Jeanne Schultz Design Studio
Location
Texas, United States
In the Hill Country of central Texas, the Backwards Sky Ranch House straddles the boundary between an open meadow to the south and the sharply carved bank of the Dry Frio River to the north. The living spaces are perched above and run parallel to the river, offering the owners uninterrupted access and views to the river valley.
Project name
Backwards Sky Ranch
Architecture firm
Clayton Korte
Location
Central Texas, USA
Located at the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, this private wine cave serves as a destination along a secluded bend of the Blanco River. Excavated into the north face of a solid limestone hillside, this shotcrete lined tube is protected on the east and west by tall oak and elm trees, allowing it to nearly disappear within the native landsca...
Project name
Hill Country Wine Cave
Architecture firm
Clayton Korte
Location
Texas Hill Country, Texas, USA
Photography
Casey Dunn
Award winning  LaRue Architects designed a unique residence perched on a lakeside cliff with a 150 feet vertical drop, located on Austin’s beautiful Lake Travis. 
Project name
Hudson Bend
Architecture firm
LaRue Architects
Location
Lake Travis. Texas, USA
Photography
Dror Baldinger
The Lantern House sits on the perfect balance between being nestled into the hillside and rising above it. Designed as two levels for a local entrepreneur and family, the very linear “L” shape is able to spread the main spaces of the house out more evenly across the site in the direction of the topography.
Project name
Lantern House
Architecture firm
Dick Clark + Associates
Location
West Lake Hills, Travis County, Texas, United States
Photography
Jake Holt
Texas is arguably one of the most overlooked states when it comes to magnificent architecture, which is a shame given its rich culture means that some of the buildings located around the city are truly breathtaking.
Written by
Carol Trehearn
Photography
Falkenpost (cover image), Daniel Schwen, Janreagan, Michael Barera, Nsaum75