Sited on top of a half acre lot in Barton Hills, this modern family home, built by Riverside Homes and designed by Doug Frey of Frey Architects, centers around a vaulted living space that serves as a bridge between the master suite and the kids\' rooms. Built for a busy family of four, the four bedroom, three bath home was designed for ease of use and casual entertaining. Open and bright, playful colors and light flow through the house, with walls of glass that open to a covered patio overlooking the back yard. Green features include durable & sustainable finishes like bamboo and concrete floors, spray foam insulation and Greenguard certified custom cabinetry, and the xeriscaped front lawn includes plants rescued from the site before construction began.
Douglas Frey is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Architecture, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and holds licenses in both architecture and interior design. His background includes high end residential, retail and restaurant design, as well as expertise in construction and project management.
Douglas has operated his own architectural firm, Frey Architects Inc., for over 15 years working with a variety of real estate developers, homebuilders, corporate clients and individuals. A Chicago native, but a Texan by choice, he has called Austin home for the past 25 years.