Designed by Alterstudio Architects, LLP, East Windsor Residence is located in Austin, United States. Extraordinary views in the heart of the city and a small buildable footprint limited by restrictive easements prompted a thin, three-storey home with the main living spaces and master suite on the top floor – essentially a one-bedroom loft with 270° views. A 16’ ipe screen envelopes the body of the house and rests delicately atop a base of long courses of black Leuders limestone.
The visitor enters through a pivoting glass door, where the natural stone gives way to its dressed counterpart, and is immediately greeted by a stair of massive ebonised oak treads floating above twin steel channels, and hanging in a three-storey vertical space. Beyond, an etched glass wall captures the projected shadows of a stand of giant bamboo, and a band of clear glass directs one’s gaze out to a private garden.