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Newly built home is a gleaming ode to midcentury modern style

The homeowner, who also acted as a civil engineer on the project, wanted the house to showcase the best of midcentury architecture.

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Modern home revolves around massive sculptural staircase

At the core of the modern, white-washed home is a zigzagging three-story staircase that took eight months to complete.

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Dashing modern home was designed for the car lover

Autohaus is essentially a stylish modern garage topped by an equally gorgeous modern home.

Modern guesthouse tower adds space, views to lakeside cabin

The master retreat-makers at Andersson Wise Architects have added an exquisite sleeping tower to the site of a vacation home overlooking Austin’s Lake Travis.

Can the suburbs go green? One Austin development is betting $2B on it

When Whisper Valley is completed, it will will encompass more than 7,500 single- and multi-family homes and more than two million square feet of commercial space.

Austin faces the future

Austin is changing. The city once known for music and slackers is more famous these days for its booming population, tech scene, and festivals. As it reshapes itself to meet residents’ needs, what will Austin become next?

Reinventing Waller Creek

Waller Creek, once a problem for the city, is now the centerpiece of a massive renovation project—a connected "chain of parks" spanning 37 acres—that could transform downtown Austin.

How South by Southwest transformed Austin

The festival may be temporary, but it has shaped the city’s future

Recoding Austin

In 2013, to adjust for its growing population, Austin began the process of rewriting its zoning code. Here’s how the new Land Development Code could be dramatically transformative for Austin.

The fight for Rosewood Courts

Officials and preservationists in Austin are fighting over the potential redevelopment of Rosewood Courts, which was the country’s first African-American housing project. The fight is a proxy for opposite visions of East Austin: preservation or redevelopment.

For Austin’s music scene, change is inevitable

Live Music Capital of the World. It’s a well-deserved moniker for Austin—the city has more live music venues per capita than any other U.S. city. The center of Austin’s music scene is the Red River District, a collection of venues around downtown’s Red River Street.

Uber, Lyft, and the future of transportation in Austin

The unorthodox Texas capital recently became the biggest U.S. city without Uber or Lyft. Nearly a dozen startups have swooped in to claim market share. What can other cities learn from Austin’s peculiar ridehailing situation?

Austin Modern Home Creates Amazing Indoor-Outdoor Lifestyle

From Seattle to the Hamptons, Sweden to Australia, architects have been breathing new life into the familiar gabled house. Take a look at another example hailing from Austin.

1960s Austin Bungalow Surprises With Bold Color Combos

When a couple moved into a rental they couldn't renovate, they still made the place their own with colorful paint jobs and decor. And the result? Well, each room has its own look.

The Cemetery and the City

Austin's Cemetery Master Plan is the first of its kind, encompassing five city burial grounds, and is the result of a long collaboration with heritage activists. What can the plan teach us about how to preserve the urban cemetery?

Fab Modern Lake House is Half Cabin, Half Barn

This dashing Austin house is all about maximizing the breeze, shade, and views

Dashing New Taco Joint in Austin Honors '50s Drive-In Diners

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Ravishing Austin Lake House Shows Off Custom Touches

Tour a Prefab Home in Austin Designed and Built in Just a Year

Austin's 58-Story "Jenga Tower" To Redefine City Skyline

This Is the Texas Mansion to End All Texas Mansions

Meet America's Latest Boomtown: Austin, Texas

Gorgeous Austin House Marries Classic Ranch Style and Midcentury Flair