National AIA Emerging Professionals Exhibition, Washington, DC., 2015


Journey by Design: Austin, TX,“ Dwell, January, 2019
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"45 Car Garages That Are More Than Just Parking Spaces," Homedit, September, 2017
"Violet Crown: 8 Modernist Homes Showcasing Austin's Subtle Beauty," Architizer, April, 2017
"Casa Clube," Casa Claudia, December, 2016
"Building of the Week: Tree House," American-Architects, January, 2016
"La Excepcion Como Regla," Expacio & Confort, July, 2015
"Expanding Austin's City Limits: New Homes in America's Fastest Growing CIty," Architizer, July, 2015
"Project of the Week - Tree House," Western Real Cedar Lumber Association, June, 2015
"Ultimate Tree Houses," Austin Way, Late Spring, 2015
"Sunshine Tree House," I Home, April, 2015
"A Mighty Oak Tree Frames This Family Home in Austin," Dwell, April, 2015
"Case Study: Tree House," Milgard, April, 2015
"Emerging Designs," AIArchitect, April, 2015
"Around a Mighty Oak," Vetta Homes, January-March, 2015
"Tree House by MF Architecture in Austin, Texas," Designboom, January, 2015
"MF Architecture Builds a House Around a Tree," Design Milk, January, 2015
"The Tree House by Matt Fajkus Architecture is a Light-Filled Family Home in Texas," Inhabitat, January, 2015
"Tree House/MF Architecture," Selected Project, Arch Daily, December, 2014
"House in Texas Blurs The Lines Between Inside And Outside," Business Insider, December, 2014



Location: Austin, Texas
Project Manager: Travis Cook
Design Team: Travis Cook, Matt Fajkus, David Birt
Design Support: Thomas Johnston
General Contractor: Brodie Builders
Structural Engineer: Smith Structural Engineers
Ducati | MV Agusta Austin
Chevy Truck: Ron Barnes
Chevy Nova: Christian Leerberg

Staging: Blanton Design
Completion 2014

Balanced shade, dappled sunlight, and tree canopy views are the basis of the Tree House design. The entry is on center with the lot’s primary Live Oak tree, and each interior space has a unique relationship to this central element.

Composed of crisply-detailed, considered materials, surfaces and finishes, the home is a balance of sophistication and restraint. The two-story massing is designed to allow for a bold yet humble street presence, while each single-story wing extends through the site, forming intimate outdoor and indoor spaces.

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