VIKING HOUSE


Location: Austin, Texas
Completed: 2016
Design Team: Gary Furman, Philip Keil, Jeremy Wahlberg, Catherine French, Taylor Borchert, Drew Wilson
Contractor: Risher Martin Fine Homes
Landscape Design: Mark Word Design
Photographer: Leonid Furmansky

The Viking House is one of the original stone cottages in a lakeside pocket of west Austin. The owner first identified our firm after attending a previous homes tour featuring one of our designs. With a long-term vision to downsize to this property after retirement, the owner was highly involved in the design process as it developed and evolved over many years. The new design attempts to retain the quirkiness and character of the existing cottage, while thoughtfully adding to it to create an intimately scaled modern home. Nestled into a compact and sloping site that features towering live oaks, the home connects to the outdoors with steel and glass boxes that break out of the simple massing of the cottage.

Recognition:
Remodeling.net, "Modernizing the Viking House", November 2016
Austin Home Magazine, "The Divine Dozen", Summer 2016
NARI, Austin Chapter: Contractor of the Year Award, 2016
Home Design & Decor Magazine, "A Cottage With Character", October/November 2016
Austin Energy Green Building, 5-Star Rating, 2016
AIA Austin, Homes Tour Selection, 2016