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Stekler house

Design Team: LZT Architects Inc; Murray Legge, Herman Thun, David Carroll, Julie Williams
Builder: Moontower Design Build
Engineering: TK Consulting Engineers
Size: 1100 sf addition
Year Completed:  2012

This 1100 SF addition to a 1920’s bungalow in Central Austin wraps around an existing 150-year-old oak tree. The addition doubles the size of the existing house and preserves its 1920’s charm by leaving the existing house untouched while adding a modern dining area, study and master bedroom suite.

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Large north facing windows and clerestories frame views of the impressive heritage tree and across the rooftops of the wooded single story neighborhood. The shape of the addition creates a large outdoor space under the tree while also preserving the tree's critical root zone. Since the lot fronts two streets the addition offers a second street entry and identity to the property. 

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