Balcones Fault Addition

Balcones Fault Addition

Location: Hancock , Austin, Texas
Year: 2020
Status: Under Construction
Type: Single-family Residential
Builder: The Colby Company
Structural: Copeland Engineering

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Located in Austin's historic Hancock Neighborhood, this project adds a pool, a roof deck, and 1,500 square feet to the existing 1940s bungalow. The addition was a with the owners, two musicians, and prioritizes the 450 square foot second-floor studio space as the house’s main organizing element. The two-story addition faces north, giving maximum opportunities for glazing and a shady view of the beautiful 34" pecan tree in the backyard.

This project is also in the Balcones Fault Zone, which was created 20-25 million years ago by the same shifting rocks that made the Colorado Rockies and the low-lying, sediment-rich areas at the Texas Gulf. This fault zone is apparent in the shifted grid of the surrounding streets, the seemingly arbitrary jogs in the roads, and the deep cuts in the earth that give way to Shoal and Waller Creeks.

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Living 2
Kitchen
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