The Critter Creek property in Austin, Texas is the perfect blend of old and new. Furman + Keil Architects are behind this modern multi-acre property made with reclaimed and natural materials. Welcome to Critter Creek.
New meets old in Texas: Critter Creek by Furman + Keil Architects
After accommodating a family with five kids for two decades, the plan was to demolish the old house and make way for a brand-new construction. As an alternative plan, Furman + Keil Architects suggested reusing parts of the existing structure to preserve the embedded spirit and memories. The original materials have a beautiful patina and give the modern building a warm atmosphere that is connected to the surrounding landscape and their stunning multi-purpose barn.
Overlooking the Critter Creek
The house is situated on the edge of a multi-acre parcel and nestled up to a series of descending terraces overlooking a steep embankment and the Critter Creek in West Austin, Texas. Natural materials and textures of reclaimed white oak, local field stone, sawn limestone, copper and exposed steel create the perfect contrast to the white walls. The blend of new and old gives a personal touch and rough edge to the modern property.
- Location: Austin, Texas
- Completed: 2015
- Design Team: Gary Furman, Philip Keil, Dave Birt, Troy Miller
- Contractor: Crowell Builders
- Landscape Design: David Peese Design
- Interior Design: Homeowner + Cheryl Coleman
Photo credit: Dror Baldinger, Paul Bardagjy