Retarna 01 Front

Modern Views

An homage to classic modernism

This modernist plaster-clad home sits on a busy corner just blocks away from downtown Austin. With broad overhangs and simple forms, the three-level home is all about serenity, with spacious covered terraces, a rooftop deck, and a private courtyard off the lower level guest suite. All nestled into the mature oak canopies that dominate the hillside.

Our retired clients wanted to live close to all of Austin’s exciting activities - this residence allows them to be within walking distance of all the action and yet it offers a serene environment when they want to be alone.

Employing a simple palette of materials, and detailing glazed openings to expand the view beyond the confines of the interior spaces, the design of this residence looks to recede - emphasizing the intangibles of light and space, and in the end pursuing timelessness.

South Austin, Texas
Patrick Ousey AIA, Pam Chandler AIA, Kristen Brown AIA, Michael Varhalla
Texas Construction Company
Client / FAB Architecture
Pearson Landscaping
Duffy Engineering
Dror Baldinger, Leonid Furmansky
2017 AIA Austin Homes Tour
Retarna 02 Entry
Retarna 03 Living
Retarna 06 Living
Retarna 04 Porch
Retarna 05 Living
Retarna 07 Dining
Retarna 08 Dining
Retarna 09 Kitchen
Retarna 11 Bedroom
Retarna 10 Bedroom
Retarna 12 Sink
Retarna 13 Stair
Retarna 14 Deck
Retarna 15 Front Low