The Main Stay House (Lindell Residence) exists as a straightforward proposal, with paring down the components of a house to a minimal amount of planes and openings, on an urban infill lot. The scheme is anchored by a staircase which bifurcates the layout to provide a clear division between the common and private zones of the house. The staircase is clad in gray masonry both externally and internally, providing a clear reading of the massing from the all outside angles. The masonry also contrasts an otherwise muted interior atmosphere of smooth, desaturated surfaces.

Location: Austin, Texas | Phase: Completion 2015 | Project Manager: Sarah Johnson | Design Team: Sarah Johnson, Matt Fajkus, David Birt | Design Support: Justin Ford, Brandon Hubbard, Jose Gallegos | General Contractor: Brodie Builders | Interior Design: Joel Mozersky Design | Landscape Design: Open Envelope Studio | Structural Engineer: Smith Structural Engineers | Photography: Charles Davis Smith, FAIA, Twist Tours, Bryant Hill, MF Architecture

AIA Austin Homes Tour, 2017

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