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James LaRue + Emily Haydon

By Talk Design

April 4, 2022


LaRue Architects Reimagines an Historic Austin Home While Paying Homage to its Neighborhood

This 107 year old house was among the few remaining in a historic Austin neighborhood. LaRue Architects took on a giant process to keep its historic preservation with 21st century luxury. This is one of the few residential homes in Austin with this downtown view. Architects James LaRue and associate Emily Hayden used three-dimensional architectural modeling to create a virtual walk-through that allowed the homeowners to evaluate the exact views from each room by specific time of day. 

The homeowners purchased their new home in the historic and highly desirable Clarksville neighborhood which flanks the west side of Austin’s downtown. Built in 1915, the house was among the few remaining that had not been scooped up and demolished thanks to its previous owner -- who had lived in the house for over half a century and didn’t want to see it torn down. Austin based LaRue Architects spent time researching the home’s history and consulted with a historic restoration expert to help inform their work.

The house is perched on a hill with one-of-a kind views of the Texas State Capitol and the expanding Austin skyline -- uniquely located at the threshold between the sparkling new downtown hi-rises and the historic fabric of one of Austin’s oldest and most storied neighborhoods. LaRue and Foursquare Builders took great time and care to hold on to the home’s historic character. The team set out to painstakingly restore and rebuild -- as old and new now seamlessly meld in the new 3,900 SF home.  

Listen to hear how James LaRue and associate Emily Haydon transformed this historic home into a wonder with uninterrupted views. Project Images will be seen on @adrianramsay and @talkdesignwith instagram

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