Oriented along the azimuth of the summer solstice to block the harshest afternoon sun, this house consists of a main house and a guesthouse whose main public living spaces flank a large central courtyard bisected by a lap pool. Large overhangs, roof and an oculus vary sun and shade to accommodate year-round use.
The exterior consists of highly-durable CMU, pre-finished metal siding and aluminum windows. The 8000sf south-facing roof unifies the main house, garage and guesthouse, protecting outdoor walkways and zones, while optimizing rainwater and solar collection.
Villa Nuevo was awarded the HBA Austin's Best Custom Design 2010 and Best Custom Green Home 2010 .