Big glass

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Project • By Black RabbitPrivate Houses

Johnson City Residence

This minimalist home was originally designed for a retiring couple moving from an urban lifestyle to live out their golden years in solitude. After the project was abandoned, we recreated the design concept to adapt to more of an urban or suburban context to create a literal oasis for anyone seeking refuge from rugged external conditions. More

Project • By Black RabbitShops

The Cove

The first Cove clothing retail store was designed on a vacant urban infill parking lot located in the heart of Austin's South Congress (SoCo) shopping district. Large butt-glazed glass panels were used to take advantage of the views of the site's beautiful live oak trees and connect to the surrounding pedestrian traffic. More

Project • By Black RabbitPrivate Houses

Plan Set | Yucca S

This modern vernacular style home is ideal for either a typical urban infill, suburban, or rural lot. The floor plan was intended to be flexible and can be used as either a main house for young couples or small families, or as a secondary dwelling unit for guests, in-law quarters, rental apartment, condo or townhome. Yucca S can be combined with Yucca L to create a primary and accessory dwelling unit compound on your existing site.   Thoughtfully designed building plan sets allow you to enjoy high-end custom design without the high-end custom fees and design times. Our pre-designed plans are ready to be adapted by your local team for pricing, permitting, and construction. More

Project • By Black RabbitPrivate Houses

Plan Set | Sage S

Designed for tiny living lifestyle, Sage S makes for a perfect primary or secondary living unit that can be placed in just about any environment. Use it as a main or guest house, pool or garden studio, in-law quarters, rental apartment, condo or townhome unit, or office on your existing lot. ​   Thoughtfully designed building plan sets allow you to enjoy high-end custom design without the high-end custom fees and design times. Our pre-designed plans are ready to be adapted by your local team for pricing, permitting, and construction. More

Project • By Black RabbitPrivate Houses

Plan Set | Sage L

Designed for tiny living lifestyle, Sage L  makes for a perfect primary or secondary living unit that can be placed in just about any environment. Use it as a main or guest house, pool or garden studio, in-law quarters, rental apartment, condo or townhome unit, or office on your existing lot.   Thoughtfully designed building plan sets allow you to enjoy high-end custom design without the high-end custom fees and design times. Our pre-designed plans are ready to be adapted by your local team for pricing, permitting, and construction. More

Project • By Black RabbitPrivate Houses

W. Mary Residences

These four garden courtyard houses embody the feel of south Austin’s eclectic and casual lifestyle. Taking cues from the local neighborhood, the 2-story primary units facing the street are styled in a traditional vernacular form while the rear 1-story accessory dwelling units (ADU’s) take on a low-slung mid-century modern form. Solid (insulated) stack-bonded architectural grade CMU (concrete masonry unit) walls define the ADU’s (accessory dwelling unit) exterior walls which carry through to the interior. Heavy mass gabion walls create privacy and natural garden planter walls. More

Project • By Black RabbitPrivate Houses

Yaupon Valley Residence

This cliffside luxury home was designed to take advantage of the city of Austin skyline views and the surrounding valley and pool spaces. We separated this house design into 2 programs; the level 2 private space and the level 1 social space. The level 1 social space consists of the kitchen, living, dining, and library/ lounge areas all connected to the outdoor pool and outdoor deck. The level 2 private spaces consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a master suite, and an office space, each with its own unique view. More

Project • By Black RabbitPrivate Houses

Lakeview Residence

We were inspired to create our first authentic living space to reflect our client’s desire to live and work in his painting studio. The design emulates his painting style and personal lifestyle by using natural materials, minimalist values, and bridging social context within a live-work environment. The overall form takes on an ethos of monumental simplicity which inherently captures panoramic lake views from the steep mountainside terrain. ​ As part of authentic living, this studio is entirely devoid of added paints or stains. The exterior walls are made of exposed rammed earth construction set atop a giant plinth of exposed concrete. The interior features natural plywood finishes and exposed structural beams. We focused all of our... More