MISSION RIDGE


Location: Austin, Texas
Completed: 2004
Design Team: Gary Furman, Philip Keil, Jon Kuzmich
Contractor: Crowell Builders
Landscape Design: Big Red Sun
Photographer: Casey Dunn

The new addition was conceived as a simple gesture: a long gallery connecting the carport to the house, relieving the living room of its entry function. The gallery serves double duty: a utilitarian duty of "covered path" and "entry", but more importantly an organizational duty, separating the landscape into discreet rooms, creating an inviting privacy from the street and opening the living spaces of the house to the newly defined back yard. The spaces of the original bungalow were remodeled, with a raised ceiling covering the kitchen, living and dining rooms.

Recognition:
W Network, "Real Houses" - Southwest USA Episode 11 Season 1, 2015
"Spectacular Outdoor Living of Texas", Jolie Carpenter, 2012
Luxury Homes Quarterly, "Furman + Keil Architects", January 2011
Austin Home Magazine, "Back to Bungalow Basics", Summer 2007
AIA Austin, Design Award, 2005
The Good Life Magazine, "At Home in the World: by Gary Furman", 2005
Austin Energy Green Building, 3-Star Rating, 2005