A New Addition With A Deck Was Built For A 1920s House In Texas


A New Addition With A Deck Was Built For A 1920s House In Texas | CONTEMPORIST

Murray Legge Architecture have designed a modern addition to a 1920s bungalow in Central Austin, Texas, that wraps around an existing 150-year-old oak tree. #Architecture #Addition #Extension #ModernHouse
Photography by Patrick Wong

Murray Legge Architecture have designed a new addition to a 1920s bungalow in Central Austin, Texas, that wraps around an existing 150-year-old oak tree.

Here’s a look at the model that were created before being built.

Murray Legge Architecture have designed a modern addition to a 1920s bungalow in Central Austin, Texas, that wraps around an existing 150-year-old oak tree. #Architecture #Addition #Extension #ModernHouse #ArchitectureModels

The addition doubles the size of the existing house and preserves its 1920’s charm by leaving the existing house untouched, while also adding a modern dining area, study and master bedroom suite.


This modern house addition features clerestory windows that help to keep the interior bright. #ClerestoryWindows #Windows
Photography by Patrick Wong

Located upstairs in the addition is the master bedroom suite with large angled windows that look out to the old oak tree and provide views of the neighborhood.


This master bedroom suite has large angled windows that look out to the old oak tree and provide views of the neighborhood. #Windows #Bedroom #AngledWindows
Photography by Patrick Wong

Back downstairs, there’s a dining room that’s just off the entrance to the original house. A wall of built-in bookshelves sits behind a wood desk to create a study area, and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for a view of the deck and garden.


A wall of built-in bookshelves sits behind a wood desk to create a study area, and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for a view of the deck and garden. #HomeOffice #Study #InteriorDesign #Shelving #Bookshelf #DiningRoom
Photography by Patrick Wong

At the end of the study is a door that leads out to a partially covered deck that runs the length of the addition. The shape of the addition creates a large outdoor space under the tree while also preserving the tree’s critical root zone.


This modern addition has a partially covered deck that runs the length of the addition. The shape of the addition creates a large outdoor space under the tree while also preserving the tree's critical root zone. #ModernAddition #Deck #OutdoorSpace #Backyard
Photography by Patrick Wong

On the exterior of the addition, wood lengths have been cut to create a staggered appearance, adding an artistic touch to the architecture. Since the lot fronts 2 streets the addition offers a second street entry and identity to the property.


On the exterior of this modern addition, wood lengths have been cut to create a staggered appearance, adding an artistic touch to the architecture. #WoodExterior #Architecture
Photography by Patrick Wong

Here’s a glimpse of the view from the original home looking towards the new addition.


Murray Legge Architecture have designed a modern addition to a 1920s bungalow in Central Austin, Texas, that wraps around an existing 150-year-old oak tree. #Architecture #ModernAddition #ModernArchitecture
Photography by Murray Legge | Design Team: Murray Legge, David Carroll, Julie Williams | Builder: Moontower Design Build | Engineer: TK Consulting Engineers

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