Sherman Residence

Contemporary architecture comes in all shapes and sizes and we’re thoroughly impressed with the boomerang shaped Sherman Residence from RAVEL Architects here at Coolector HQ. This magnificent piece of design is located in Austin, Texas, and has a wonderfully modern visual impact that really makes it stand out from the crowd. This single story home is perched on a steep slope which represents a few design challenges but the architects overcame these with some considerable aplomb.

Working in conjunction with the curvature of the land, the boomerang-shaped Sherman Residence from RAVEL Architects is configured to maximise the amazing 180-degree canyon and city views. The opposing end of the residential property is designed for enhanced privacy due to the busy road outside. Clerestory windows top high walls that allow light in without making the interiors visible to passers-by. To the south, a private den and kitchenette open out to the covered deck and breathtaking swimming pool.

Impressive Design

At Sherman Residence, there is a walkway leading to the front door that runs adjacent to the driveway. The exterior wall of the superbly contemporary home is punctuated with a protruding box window that frames views looking both inside and out. The northern side of the Austin based home is open-plan with a kitchen, dining room and living room that has been purposively positioned to face the canyon through black-framed floor-to-ceiling windows. 

The ceiling of the RAVEL Architects designed Sherman Residence slants up from that side to a series of clerestory windows making the space appear larger and lighter than it actually may be. Behind the kitchen is the primary bedroom and bathroom with their own stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and make this a wonderfully relaxing space to wake up each morning. The southern wing boasts a hallway with three ensuite guest bedrooms in close proximity to the swimming pool so it’s a fantastic place for entertaining friends and family.

Austin is one of America’s coolest cities and more and more contemporary homes like Sherman Residence are popping up in this Texan city. The quality of the design, both inside and out, really is second to none and the team at RAVEL have done a magnificent job of ensuring it is the ultimate in relaxing spaces but, at the same time, ideal for entertaining when the owners want to. A first-class piece of architecture.

Leo Davie