Inspired by traditional forms, the house was imagined as a farmhouse cartoon. Deliberate siting, simple massing, and an exaggerated sense of scale bring a youthful graphic quality to the home’s familiar style.

Tim Cuppett Architects Team
Tim Cuppett, David Kilpatrick, Adriana Chetty

Project team
Tim Cuppett Architects (architecture)
Wilmington Gordon (builder/contractor)
Tim Cuppett Architects, Adriana Chetty (interior design)
David Wilson Garden Design (landscape design)

Photography
Whit Preston (exteriors)
Ryan Ford (interiors)

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Nestled in amongst a stand of old growth oak trees, it sits adjacent to a meadow of native grasses. A two story, 3,000 sf, volume for living is separated from the garage, carriage house, by an enclosed “breezeway” which serves as both the entry and dining room for the home.

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The house is anchored to the site with an over-scaled stone chimney and low site wall which provides a “foundation” for the home. The one room deep floor plan with oversized windows on each of its long sides provides a balance of daylight and views of the meadow from each room.

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At the center of the home, a stair connects the second level playroom to the kitchen and living spaces below. A dormer window at the stair allows light to spill into the kitchen.

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­­­­Colorful, graphic interiors reflect the youthfulness of the young family for which the home was designed.


Tim Cuppett
Founding Partner, AIA

Cuppett is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture. After an internship in San Francisco, he has had the luxury of residing and practicing in Austin for three decades.

Cuppett formed his own practice in 1998. He is a registered Architect and Interior Designer. He has led the firm to design awards from AIA Austin and Texas Society of Architects. Work has been published in local and regional magazines including Southern Living’s “Best New Home 2014”. His homes have been featured in six of the last ten AIA Austin homes tours. In 2016 Cuppett welcomed Dave Kilpatrick as a Partner in the firm.

Lectures:

2017 “Hygge at Home”, Architalk Lecture Series
2016 “Design Award Panel”, AIA Austin Summer Conference
2015 “Design Awards Panel”, Texas Society of Architects Convention, Dallas
2014 “Regionalism”, Texas Society of Architects Convention, Houston
2014 “Texas Vernacular”, Dallas Market Center
2014 “Texas Vernacular”, Houston Design Center
2008 “Recent Work”, Umlauf Architect Lecture Series

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