The Holly and Alley Residences are located in the heart of East Austin’s vibrant Holly Street neighborhood. They received an Energy Star Green Rating and feature a simple edited material palette including vertical tongue and groove Douglas Fir siding and stucco. Both houses utilize contextual design elements derived from neighborhood typologies including porches, exterior decks and simple roof volumes. The front house, facing Holly in this view, is meant to nestle unobtrusively into the scale, presentation, and materiality of the existing neighborhood while still achieving a modern aesthetic. The smaller back house is nested under the existing canopy with a slightly more modern touch.