Tarrytown Neighborhood in Austin, Texas
Designed around a very narrow lot and height restrictions the Townes Ln. House accommodates two floors, 3,400 sq. ft. of living space, and a two-car garage.
Built for local Austin developer Lohr Homes, this home’s unique split form and angled roof structures creates a visually interesting façade without being dominated by the garage. The split-shed design was also a way of mitigating the prominence of the garage given its proportion on the narrow lot.
The canted roofs allow for taller ceilings and enabled the contemporary architect to maximize the floor area allowed under the City of Austin’s Attic Exemption. They also increase the presence of natural light on the upper floor. Clad in wood, variegated limestone planks and stucco this Austin contemporary home gives a modern update to the historic Tarrytown neighborhood while still recalling its residential roots with wood siding and a steepled form.
Design: Winn Wittman, A.I.A.
Joe Fisher, A.I.A.
Builder and Developer: Lohr Homes