October 15th-16th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Nick Deaver Architect
1505 Newning Avenue

Nick Deaver Architect


A work-from-home couple liking the vibe of South Austin found a 900 square foot 1936 cottage crowded between terrific live oaks and a drainage easement to a creek. They wanted a home to share with close friends and a respectful, but decidedly modern reinterpretation of the modest gabled house. New floating wood terraces allow surface water flow and make the landscape part of the architecture. Modern windows and a white interior and exterior paint scheme simplify the older structure. An elemental steel and glass 1,000 square foot lean-to addition clad in reused galvanized metal is long and low in proportion, contrasting the slightly taller and more symmetrical older home with its clean white teardrop siding.

Project Type: Renovation and Addition

Square feet: 1,924 square feet

Project Team: Nick Deaver, AIA; Adam Melius