The exterior of this site-specific house features a mixture of smooth-cut and chopped fossil limestone masonry and James Hardie fiber-cement lap siding.
The home is located three miles from downtown Austin in the mixed-use neighborhood of Mueller. Situated on the 700-acre site of the city’s former airport, the community is part of the USGBC’s LEED-ND pilot program.
Designed according to New Urbanist principles, Mueller features single-family and multifamily homes, a mixed-use town center, and 140 acres of parkland as well as a children’s medical center and a film studio. All houses in the development are required to earn a three-star energy-efficiency rating from the Austin Energy Green Building Program.
Mueller’s public art project, a collection of 15 metal sculptures shaped like flowers, features solar-panel “petals” that collect energy during the day and light up at night.
The open kitchen features integrated Miele stainless steel appliances and Caesarstone quartz, limestone, and concrete countertops.
The carport helps extend the backyard for entertaining or play. The second-story windows sport cloth awnings to reduce solar heat gain.