Step inside this cool Austin home with inviting views of the tree canopy

modern urban house exterior with large trees

A Parallel Architects in collaboration with Shoberg Homes has designed this modern urban home located in the Rollingwood neighborhood of Austin, Texas. This home’s composed exterior facade offers sanctuary from the bustling street and serves as a quiet, durable backdrop to the surrounding trees and landscape.

As you step inside this Austin home, you’ll discover a sequence of interconnected rooms appointed with a palette of warm, organic materials. A translucent wall divides the kitchen from a central home office, ensuring uninterrupted connectivity throughout the workday.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT A Parallel Architects BUILDER Shoberg Homes

modern urban house exterior with large trees

Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors seamlessly connect to the backyard, where you’ll find an outdoor fireplace, a rain garden, and a versatile living pavilion that can easily transform into a screened porch.

modern urban house exterior with large trees and a pathway


2023 Residential Design Architecture Awards – Custom Urban House – Honor Award

2023 Texas Society of Architects Design Award

modern urban house exterior with large trees

What We Love: This home provides its owners with an urban sanctuary, close to all the amenities but with a feeling of seclusion thanks to its clever design. We love so many details about this home, from its beautiful landscaping to the material palette and placement of windows to bring in natural light and views. Overall, a sensational design for urban living.

Tell Us: What details in the design of this urban refuge in Texas do you find most appealing? Let us know in the Comments below!

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modern urban house exterior with large trees

modern living room with a fireplace

modern open plan kitchen and dining room

The kitchen area boasts a vaulted ceiling, with clerestory windows that graciously invite glimpses of the treetops and drifting clouds. The flooring is white oak, adding warmth into this modern refuge.

modern kitchen with clerestory windows

modern staircase leading to the upper level

Ascend the floating staircase to reach a family room that provides a vantage point overlooking the neighborhood street.

modern hallway with a staircase

A chalkboard-clad, sliding wall can be used to partition the family room from the bedroom hallway when necessary, which leads to the guest suite and a private terrace.

modern bedroom with large windows

The owner’s bedroom overlooks this sanctuary, while the bathroom enjoys idyllic views of a private garden.

modern bathroom with a soaking tub

modern urban house backyard patio at dusk

modern urban house backyard at dusk

modern urban house exterior at dusk

PHOTOGRAPHER Casey Dunn Photography

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Citizen Design
7 months ago

Great House! Great Design! Nice work.