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BUILT FOR ENTERTAINING Architect Nick Deaver Materials Benchtop: Corian and raw steel The owners of this home in Austin, Texas in the United States came across local architect Nick Deaver in a book called Not So Big Houses. Championing principles of sustainable design and building just to the size needed, the clients found a likeminded designer to create a modern home for their young family. Rollingston is an established, leafy township in Texas only minutes from Austin’s central city. With large oaks and maples and generous lawns, connecting to the outdoors was a central consideration in the owner’s brief for the house. This can be seen in the balconies protruding from the upstairs bedrooms and the open plan layout of the kitchen and living spaces that flow into the yard. Materials have been drawn from the exterior into the interior with the smooth, raw steel from the

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