The Viking House is one of the original stone cottages in a lakeside pocket of west Austin. 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.
- Description: Whole House Renovation
- Location: Tarrytown
- Architect: Furman + Keil Architects
- Landscape Architect: Mark Word Design
- Photographer: Leonid Furmansky