Austin, TX | Residential Addition & Renovation

This “kitchen” project updated and expanded an existing kitchen to create better connections within the home and to the park-like site. Outside, a covered porch was added and two other existing porches were reconfigured or expanded for better connection to other site features – pool, casita, views. Great care was taken to integrate all new parts with the historic home.

This project consisted of multiple phases – casita renovation, site infrastructure upgrades, pool construction & landscape, and kitchen remodel and addition. These were planned in a manner that carefully orchestrated the work-flow, resulting in the most cost-effective execution.


  • Site: Park-like setting among mature Live Oak trees – orientation of kitchen was rotated to view new pool and more of outdoors and better connect to flow of site.
  • Design: Small kitchen and porch addition re-oriented flow through house to outdoors; interior and exterior elements blend seamlessly with historic 1930s home.
  • Project Team: Thoughtcrib, Inc.: Eric S. Brown, LEED AP (design); North Loop Builders: Daniel Kumburis (general contractor)