I love this “Affordable Duplex” featured in Dwell’s February, 2013 issue:
“For a cost-conscious 2,000-square-foot renovation located 30 minutes outside of Austin, Texas, architect Nick Deaver took a look around for inspiration. He spied galvanized metal cladding on the region’s sheds and co-opted the inexpensive, resilient material for his own design. He then applied locally quarried Lueders limestone near the entrance— a warm contrast to the steely facade.” – Dwell
“I tend to take advantage of the look and feel of an area instead of accenting how we stand apart from it,” says Deaver.
I worked with the Architect, Nick Deaver, in 2011 to ensure that I upheld his design vision on the Threestones house (originally designed in the early 2000’s). When I began the renovation project, the Threestones house was unfinished by the previous owners. My clients and I wanted to finish the house to its true and full potential. I met with Nick to talk about his original design concept, material choices, and in some cases, specific sources. In the end, I felt confident that I had successfully carried the torch that was passed to me, to complete this beautiful home.
(More Threestones photos here)
(Dwell duplex feature, pictured above)