Travis Heights


This is the first of several projects that Balzer & Tuck has completed with an Austin, Texas development team; a stunning contemporary design in the Travis Heights neighborhood that takes full advantage of a formerly vacant ¼ acre lot backing up to Blunn Creek with views of the City of Austin skyline.

The project consists of a (4) bedroom single family 3,100 square foot main residence with an attached (2) bedroom 750 square foot ADU apartment with separate entrance and full kitchen, providing an ideal space for guests, in-law suite or rental income potential.

Defined by indoor-outdoor interactions, the project balances the required privacy for two dwellings on a shared city lot. Careful consideration was given to the details throughout the home, all of which are crafted with precision; a testament to the local talented tradespeople employed by the development team. Walls of glass, both fixed and operable, blur the line between indoor and outdoor spaces.

“Balzer & Tuck have made a statement with their first project in the Austin market! The home has stunning curb appeal, an incredible flow, and several details seldom seen in our market. Our tradespeople not only loved the level of detail provided, but several have commented with great pride that this is the nicest home they’ve had an opportunity to be part of.” –  Fergie Time (Developer/Builder)

The defining moment on the interior is a dramatic three-story staircase which climbs along a wall of windows, allowing natural light to flood the stairwell and spill into the adjacent spaces. Custom cabinetry was designed throughout the home, helping to keep a client desired minimalist feel for the living spaces.

An elevator threads the three levels of the home together, bringing you to a rooftop deck where the spectacular views of the thriving city of Austin can be admired.

“We could not be more pleased with our decision to engage Balzer & Tuck. They immediately recognized how best to take advantage of the lot in terms of providing a secluded setting in the middle of downtown while bringing in an abundance of natural light and capturing city skyline views. The open living area seamlessly transitions to the outdoor spaces, fulfilling our desire of making this the perfect home to entertain large groups of family and friends.” – Owner Quote

Project Details

  • 3,100 square feet main residence
  • 750 square feet guest apartment
  • Custom outdoor kitchen with built-in grilling area
  • Board formed concrete feature walls
  • Blackened and burnished steel feature walls at fireplaces and kitchen backsplash
  • Retractable screen patio enclosure
  • Private balconies and rooftop deck


2021 Honor Award from AIA Eastern New York

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