Rutherford Residence is a project designed by
The exterior entry stair ascends a natural ridge to the elevated front porch, sheltered by the cantilevered dining room and third floor patio above. This second level has a private feel to it, accentuated by a screened porch that extends the living space toward a pool and landscaped hillside beyond.
A steel-framed stair rises through the interior, filtering light from large windows on the west facade, as the experience of the home shifts toward its urban location and panoramic views of downtown. The top floor living area opens onto a large covered patio facing Lady Bird Lake, while the adjacent dining room captures views through a box window. Down the hall, the master suite anchors the back of the house and takes on a treehouse feel, with a balcony overlooking the backyard and pool.
By embracing the topography of the site and taking advantage of the different experiences it provides, the Rutherford Residence is a “city house” that feels like a vacation home.