Specht Novak

Specht Novak

Austin, TX


Cole Residence

Specht Harpman designed this 1,800 sf house, which stretches across a steep ravine, to make the most of its spectacular views and connections to the community. With green architecture as a guiding principle, this house serves as an index of both sustainability and affordability. The large social and gathering space takes advantage of the long views to the west, while the smaller private spaces are clustered toward the street. Sustainable features include geothermal heating and cooling, green materials throughout, and low-water native landscape design.

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Status: Unbuilt
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Design Team: Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Brett Wolfe

Structural Engineer: Lobsinger & Potts Structural Engineering

Contractor: CCM General Contractors