Quadruple Threat

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.

A built-in study nook and window seat grace the upstairs landing.

The carport helps extend the backyard for entertaining or play. The second-story windows sport cloth awnings to reduce solar heat gain.

With a built-in fireplace for cooler months, the screened porch can be used year-round.

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