A cubic and contemporary house opening onto its garden

Hidden from the street from curious eyes, the Jewell Box designed by the architectural firm Mell Lauwrence, is a cubic and contemporary house which opens onto its garden. It is difficult to guess from the street how bright this building can be. But its double-height glazed gable allows you to admire its surroundings, a wooded park and a stream which border its land in Austin, Texas.

The architects’ client wanted a “cabin in the woods” type place to relax. The building maximizes the shade of two old, large holm oaks which provide shade, a major asset when you have such a large glazed surface facing the sun. Inside this cubic and contemporary house, we discover on the garden, a double-height living and dining room area, a kitchen and a bathroom at the back. And to upstairs, a mezzanine bedroom off the living room, huge with a dressing room and an office area, which also benefits from the beautiful light from the glass gable. Photo: Nathan Kirkman and Leonid Furmansky

A cubic, contemporary house that opens onto its garden

Hidden from view from the street, the Jewell Box designed by Mell Lauwrence is a cubic, contemporary house that opens onto its garden. It’s hard to tell from the street how bright this building is. But its double-height glazed gable allows you to admire its surroundings, a wooded park and a stream that border its property in Austin, Texas.

The architects’ client wanted a ‘cabin in the woods’ type place to relax. The building makes the most of the shade provided by two large, old holm oaks – a great advantage when you have so much glass facing the sun. Inside this cubic, contemporary house, you’ll find a double-height living and dining area overlooking the garden, with a kitchen and bathroom at the back. Upstairs, there is a mezzanine bedroom overlooking the living room, a huge dressing room and an office area, which also benefits from the light from the glazed gable. Photo: Nathan Kirkman and Leonid Furmansky

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