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tower house, leander, texas

outbuilding / merit

tower house, leander, texas

outbuilding / merit

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    Art Gray

    This simple sleeping volume offers great views and warm veneer-lined interiors. The architects clad the building in extremely durable massaranduba tropical wood.

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    The old 1930s stone cabin serves as the living room, while the new adjacent tower contains the bedrooms.

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    Expansive lake views await those willing to journey to the top of the tower.

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    In lieu of wallboard, the interior is covered entirely in plywood veneer.

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    Andersson•Wise Architects

    The Tower House’s first-floor plan.

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    Andersson•Wise Architects

    The project’s second-floor plan.

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    Andersson•Wise Architects

    The project’s third-floor plan.

andersson•wise architects, austin, texas

project manager: Kristen Heaney, Andersson•Wise Architects;
general contractor: Curtis Gravatt, Construction Arts, Austin, Texas;
structural engineer: Dennis Duffy, Duffy Engineering, Austin;
project size: 1,120 square feet;
site size: 5 acres;
construction cost: $240 per square foot;
photography: Art Gray.

product specs
bathroom fittings: The Chicago Faucet Co., Grohe America; bathroom fixtures: Kohler Co.; cooktop: GE Consumer & Industrial; countertops: Wilsonart International; dishwasher: Electrolux Home Products (Frigidaire); hardware: Frank Allart & Co.; hvac equipment: Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA; kitchen fixtures: The Chicago Faucet Co.; lighting fixtures: Cooper Lighting (Halo), elliptipar, FLOS, Hunter Lighting Group, Lithonia Lighting, Teka Illumination; paints/stains/wall finishes: The Sherwin-Williams Co., Sikkens; refrigerator: Amana; windows: Quantum Windows & Doors