From a liquor merchant to a pistachio baron to a luxury Tribeca residence, the Hubert St. Triplex Penthouse is the resurrection of an 1892 building. Exterior architectural elements, including moldings, cornices, and arched windows were salvaged and restored to their original state, as well as the interior's wooden beams and exposed brick walls. In the double-height living area, a steel and glass catwalk creates a second story, allowing for a wrap-around library. Although concealed from the street below, a 1,000 square-foot penthouse was added to the rooftop, featuring zinc and steel windows, wooden doors, and steel railings to maintain the building's historic charm.
Built as a getaway for a writer/director and his friends and family, this Texas Bunkhouse bends around the trees that dominated its plot, roughly 30 miles from Austin. As the trees dictated the home's shape, so too did they influence its vertically-oriented structure, with the full-length screened porch providing uninhibited views of the surrounding foliage. Inside there are open cots and a kitchen, as well as a single enclosed bedroom, two bathrooms, and an outdoor shower. The building is clad in multi-color stained cedar to blend into the landscape while lending a brick-like randomness, and the house sits on concrete piers above a dry creek bed, just steps from a nearby swimming pool.