This single family custom residence is sited in East Austin’s Holly Street Neighborhood. The residence is a contemporary courtyard parti which takes cues from the existing neighborhood scale and forms while bringing a clean modern aesthetic. A single story living, dining and kitchen volume fronted with a generous cypress clad exterior porch continue the line of street friendly residences along Canterbury. The master suite and second floor bedrooms are then wrapped around an interior courtyard and stepped back from the street front to reduce their apparent scale. Steel planters bearing Texas natives are positioned through out the property to frame views from the house to the front, court and rear yards. Other features include a rainwater collection system and a pending Energy Star 3.0 rating.