First Floor Plan
copyright Elliot Johnson, AIA
- 3965 s.f.
- 1260 s.f.
- 629 s.f.
- 5854 s.f.
- 560 s.f.
Garage - 1090
This custom residence has something
for everyone and was recently selected for the 2009 Cool House Tour . Kathie and Dick Hanson, a
recently retired couple found a
fantastic lot off of Hamilton Pool Road to build their dream home. A
major goal of the residence was to be as environmentally friendly and
energy efficient as possible. It has always been my opinion, that
if I can make a 10% impact on a larger home it could have a bigger
environmental 'saving' than a smaller home.
The clients considered an ICF, Rastra, but moved away from that
to a conventional 2x6 framed house, with as many other energy efficient
features as possible. The clients wanted to obtain a five-star rating
through the City of Austin's Green Building Program.
The home design centers around a great cluster of live oak trees to
encourage a more comfortable outdoor living space. Features that the
Hanson's wanted incorporated in the residence include; an art studio
Kathie, and a workshop/radio room for Richard. The Hanson's moved for
Georgia and wanted the home's design to be different from what is
typically done in Austin.
Although I had a very good idea of the first floor, I prepared two
options for the second floor. Ultimately the clients really liked the
first floor, but wanted to make some changes to the second floor, which
included utilizing the entire space over the garages for living space
and for storage.
In addition, the final design included attaching the workshop and other
garages to the main house.