Five of the best Texan houses on Dezeen

Kicking off a series that spotlights houses from different US states, we’ve searched our archive for five of the best residences in Texas. They include a black timber extension to an Austin bungalow and a lakefront dwelling with a pre-rusted steel treehouse (+ slideshow).

Main Stay House by Matt Fajkus Architecture

This family home in Austin by Texas firm Matt Fajkus Architecture features rooms with sliding glass walls, enabling the spaces to be fully opened to the outdoors. Find out more about Main Stay House »

Shotgun Chameleon house by ZDES

Taking influences from the vernacular houses of the southern US, this low-cost house in Houston by ZDES is designed to accommodate a family, but can be divided up to allow the owners to rent out private areas. Find out more about Shotgun Chameleon house »

Hillside Residence by AlterStudio

Texas architecture firm AlterStudio turned an Austin bungalow into a three-bedroom home with a black timber extension connected by a glass corridor. Find out more about Hillside Residence »

CCR1 Residence by Wernerfield Architects

Dallas studio Wernerfield completed this lakefront dwelling, which features concrete and glass volumes, and a treehouse clad in pre-rusted steel. Find out more about CCR1 Residence »

Modern Texas Prefab by Aamodt Plumb Architects

Aamodt Plumb Architects divided this prefabricated house in Texas into two wings to avoid felling a group of trees, covering one half in black-charred timber and the other in bright white stucco. Find out more about Modern Texas Prefab »

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