Canterbury House

Canterbury House

Architect
Murray Legge Architecture
Location
Austin, Texas, USA | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Leonid Furmansky
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Ikea KitchenIKEA
Facade claddingLaHabra Stucco
Interior lightingMENU A/S
Interior lightingRich Brilliant Willing
Interior lightingWAC Lighting
Argonaut DoorsWeather Shield Doors and Windows

Product Spec Sheet
Ikea Kitchen
by IKEA
Facade cladding
Interior lighting
Interior lighting
Interior lighting

Canterbury House

Murray Legge Architecture as Architects

The Canterbury House is a compact urban home. It contains two bedrooms, a media room, and a fully detached guest suite in only 1680 square feet. The home’s form is inspired by traditional dog-trot houses; a courtyard serves as the core of the living space, extending the compact spaces on either side into a private outdoor space. All three bedrooms as well as the main living space have views into the courtyard, bringing an abundance of natural light while maintaining privacy. 

photo_credit Leonid Furmansky
Leonid Furmansky
photo_credit Leonid Furmansky
Leonid Furmansky

The exterior of the house is clad in white LaHabra stucco, except for the courtyard, which uses a garapa rainscreen system. The materials split the white shell to reveal the warm interior, emphasizing the space as the focal point of the building. The courtyard is shaded from the intense Texas sun with a steel brise-soleil. The steel louvers shade windows in the afternoon when the sun is at its most harsh and create an infinitely changing play of shadows in the courtyard.

photo_credit Leonid Furmansky
Leonid Furmansky
photo_credit Leonid Furmansky
Leonid Furmansky

The house's interiors use modest materials in an elevated manner. White subway tile and ample daylight create bright bathroom spaces. Stick framing and plywood bay windows create seating areas and bring warmth into the living space and bedrooms.

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Material Used:
1. Facade cladding: La Habra Stucco
2. Flooring: Engineered Oak
3. Doors: Weather Shield Doors, Argonaut Doors
4. Windows: Weather Shield Windows, Argonaut Doors
5. Roofing: TPO Roofing
6. Interior lighting: Menu, WAC Lighting, Rich Brilliant Willing
7. Interior furniture: Ikea Kitchen, Ikea

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