Clayton Korte

Clayton Korte

Austin, TX | San Antonio, TX


Hotel Saint Cecilia

Clayton Korte transformed this site with six magnificent Live Oaks and its centerpiece 1888-vintage Victorian mansion (recognized by Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission as the Miller-Crockett House) into an oasis for one of Austin’s treasured boutique hotels. The design preserves the park-like space in the middle of the site in keeping with the original rhythms of the neighborhood. The Live Oaks provide the framework for siting four new buildings to complement the renovated mansion, itself converted into five suites. Three sleek new structures on the site’s downhill slope frame the swimming pool. Muted neutral tones help the new buildings recede into the site, define the perimeter of the grounds, and allow the historic building to retain its authority.

Photography: Nick Simonite & Casey Dunn

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Status: Built
Location: Austin, TX, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Architecture: Clayton Korte
Interior Design: Bunkhouse Group, Liz Lambert
Landscape Architect: Word + Carr Design Group
General Contractor: Cox Construction (renovation)
General Contractor: BEC Austin General Contractor (new construction)