Galvanized metal isn’t always the first home building material that comes to mind when talking “guest house.” But with this Mell Lawrence addition to an Austin property– the low-energy, efficient house is still warm and inviting. With a metal exterior and solar paneled roof, the loft style floor plan is completely self-sustainable.
The rainwater collection system and solar panels allow this small “Mod Cott” structure to provide for itself as far as the green implementations are concerned. Slim partitions and 13 foot doors make all the difference in this space, allowing for breezy water views and separation of private and public space in the minimalist appointed home. Though parts are seemingly industrial, they still remain inviting and warm.