This Split-Level Home Features an Interesting Spatial Arrangement

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Dec 17, 2014
References: aparallel & contemporist
A Parallel Architecture designed the 'Barton Hills Residence,' a split-level home perched atop a hill in South Austin, Texas.

Because the home rests on one of the highest points in the city, it offers some of the clearest, most panoramic views. To accommodate for the steep incline of the site, the home has been partially sunken into the ground, allowing for vehicular accommodation below and raised living spaces above.

Vertical stratification across the split-level design ensure that the home not only complies with the city's building laws, but also retains privacy and optimizes for the view. The lower levels contains vehicles, the second level contains social spaces and several sleeping quarters and the third level houses storage and mechanical systems. Finally, the fourth level boasts a luxurious master suite, lounge and roof deck.