An open, free-flowing second home atop Austin
This home atop the Four Seasons Residence tower in downtown Austin allows a 360-degree panorama of the city from just about every room. The views were the easy part – our challenge came in re-organizing this residence around the existing condominium infrastructure. We erased the hotel-like corridors that connected the four units, combining them to create one incredible, free-flowing penthouse.
The residence was organized in a hierarchy of formal to informal spaces. A refined palette of materials was selected to highlight this goal. Fumed Eucalyptus panels, painted raised paneled walls with bronze detailing, and horizontal white oak surfaces were used throughout. Volumes were created to house and conceal much of the necessary infrastructure and served to define the spaces.
Turning obstacles into assets is what made this collaborative process a success.
- Downtown Austin, Texas
- Patrick Ousey AIA, Pam Chandler AIA, Laura Robinson
- Escobedo Group
- Fern Santini - ABODE
- Nick Johnson