Specht Novak

Specht Novak

Austin, TX


Jewell House

This house seamlessly blends modern design with the rich textures of Mexico and South America. Situated on a compact urban corner lot, it maximizes space and connectivity to the outdoors. The exterior showcases an exposed structural frame filled with panels of glass and terracotta tile, creating a striking fusion of natural and handmade materials.

The clever use of the site includes a sunken garden in the front and multiple levels of terraces that promote indoor-outdoor living, even in a densely populated urban environment. Inside, the interior exudes warmth and character, with hand-painted terra cotta accents, warm wood finishes, and exposed beams. This house is a harmonious melding of modern aesthetics and vibrant, earthy traditional elements, offering a unique and inviting living experience in the heart of the city.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Austin, TX, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: ARCHITECT
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