Joseph M. Bennett, Architect Joseph M. Bennett, Architect

Mayan Retreat
- Austin, Texas

The owner of this project wants to create a low energy footprint home that seamlessly integrates with the beautifully landscaped grounds. The exterior of the entire house (existing and new) will be renovated/constructed of polished C.M.U.s (concrete masonry units) in the style of a Mayan temple with rectilinear lines and carved open stone friezes. Interior finishes will correspond to the exterior creating an open and airy home, connected to the surrounding nature.


Front entry view

  • Pursuing Austin Green Building Program certification
  • Existing 2200 sq. ft. home
  • Addition includes 1350 sq ft of conditioned space and another 800 sq. ft. of un-conditioned green house space and a 400 sq. ft. covered roof top deck
  • Green materials, solar panels and proper siting have all been incorporated into the design
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