Clearview Residence Featured in My Houzz: Modern Urban Oasis in Austin

Jim and Laurie Curry lived in their Tarrytown neighborhood property for 10 years before deciding to take on a complete rebuild of the home. Leaving behind a beautiful Burr Oak tree from the original house, they worked with Brian Dillard Architecture and Pilgrim Builders to turn their modern, relaxing retreat into a reality.

Deciding to tear the original home down was not an easy decision. “We weren’t nonchalant about tearing our previous house down; we had many folks determine there was no smart way to remodel on that space, as the foundation was shot,” Jim says. “We had to go 35 feet underground and invest more money to make sure our current house can handle the weird clay in Tarrytown.”

The result is an inviting yet modern home that includes a gorgeous backyard landscape including an open pool space and a jungle gym for their vivacious 2-year-old. The biggest challenge for the family was efficiently designing the home into the 3,000 square feet space and juggling the neighborhood architecture code restrictions. “We feel pretty settled now,” Jim says.
— My Houzz: Modern Urban Oasis in Austin