With efficiency and design at the forefront, the Acre Origin Series B House offers zero net energy living in a mid-century modern package. The single-story ranch sits below an over-sized butterfly roof, creating a series of sheltered outdoor areas beneath its large overhangs. An open floor plan bridges the outdoors and the interior with a folding window wall in the great room, leading to a massive covered patio. The home is available in three different sizes, ranging from two to four bedrooms, and has options for a woodburning stove, a second window wall, and cabana, while the kit home model has you move-in ready in only three months.
Drawn up by award-winning designer Patrice Nichole Rios, this Austin Shipping Container House mixes industrial and high-end materials with ease. The basic form of the home, as well as the creative space/container out back, is clad in metal, while the interior features concrete flooring downstairs and hickory on the second level. In total it offers three bedrooms, with brick flooring in the master bath, quartz countertops, and pipe shelving that was built on-site. It's also just blocks from Mueller, and a short trip from downtown.