Johnson/Chronister Residence
1354 The High Road
C.O.A. Rating:

The Design Concept of the home, which was suggested by the challenging site is that of an old English Manor that has been added onto over time. The design has four distinct structures that are planned phased additions over the next several years.  The timeless architecture adds comfort and warmth to an already spectacular site.
Read the C.O.A. 'case study' about this exemplary home.

We are really proud that our home was featured in the 18th annual TXSES Cool House Tour June 8th, 2014.

Txses Logo

Architect Elliot Johnson and wife Lisa Chronister's home is featured in the November/December 2008 issue of  Natural Home magazine.  The article "Minding the Manor" details the home which utlized spray-foam insulation, a 18.4kw Photovoltaic system, and 'cast earth' walls.

The home which was rated five-star by the City of Austin Green Building Program in 2005 and was the winner of the 2008 Max Award for "Best Green Home" by the  Home Builders Association of Greater Austin. And excitingly, as of 2013 the house is now ... Net Zero

The home is also featured in a book  Dreaming Green: Eco-Fabulous Homes Designed to Inspire by Lisa Sharkey  November 2008

2011 marked the completion of the second phase of 1354 The High Road, in so far as any architect/owner can claim a "completed" project. The floor plan drawings above show the complete project.

The second phase's many unique and interesting elements included; two PV Arrays, Rainwater Harvesting, 10" perform wall ICF walls, Geothermal HVAC, Solar Thermal Radiant Heat Flooring, numerous salvaged doors and beams, and additional wonderful stained glass doors and windows created by my better half.

Check out the really cool construction photos, documenting the second phase from start to finish.