April 13, 2020 by: Heimsath Architects Staff

Though many of our lives have seen dramatic changes over the past few weeks, construction continues at our Belvedere Residence. A recent wine and cheese site visit just before the shelter-in-place orders gave us a delightful walkthrough with the owners and general contractor. The roof was being installed while we met and the following weeks have included the addition of gyp. board and trim on the ... Read More

Residential Design & Construction / Sustainable Deisgn / Residential

Early Clovis Heimsath Design on Houston Symphony League Homes Tour

March 06, 2016 by: Ben Heimsath

A home designed originally for one of NASA’s pioneering astronauts is now recognized as a mid century modern classic. The Houston Symphony Bay Area League held their annual homes tour March 5-6 featuring a house designed by Clovis Heimsath in his early career. The owners, Charlie Bassett and his wife Jeannie, wanted an open, light-filled home for their young children. Tragically, Captain Bassett ... Read More

Modern Architecture / Residential Design & Construction

Kitchen Renovation Featured in Austin Home Magazine

A request from a neighbor for a new addition and renovation has become a striking, light-filled kitchen that was featured in an issue of Austin Home Magazine. Eric MacInerney designed a simple, unified space under a dramatic, upward sloping roof. The modern design is complimented by selections from interior designer Laura Burton. A bright red beam replaces the old exterior wall, holds up the roof ... Read More

Modern Architecture / Residential Design & Construction

1,000+ Tour the Green Home, Purple Heron Residence on AIA Homes Tour!

October 26, 2012 by: Heimsath Architects Staff

This year's Austin AIA Homes Tour exceeded all expectations! Eric MacInerney's Purple Heron Residence was toured by over one-thousand visitors. The design is a contemporary update of a traditional craftsman- style home. It features many traditional art-and-crafts details with an open floorplan designed for contemporary living. The home also features many innovative green building technologies, ... Read More

Austin / Residential Design & Construction

Adapting House Design to Local Environment

On one of our current houses we have gone beyond the traditional vented crawl space. In hot humid climates, typical crawl space venting brings warm humid outisde air into the cooler spaces under the house. This causes condensation and thus a more moist environment.. For this home, we designed a conditioned, sealed, crawl space with controlled air circulation. Listen to local green builder Matt ... Read More

Residential Design & Construction