Neslie Cook’s home in the section of Travis Heights that is east of Interstate 35 was made to look like it was original to the neighborhood.
Cook loved the midcentury modern elements of some of the buildings in her hometown of Refugio, north of Corpus Christi.
When it came to building her own home, she says, “I wanted to bring that to life again. You don’t see that in new construction.”
Cook, who does work in civil engineering, enlisted architect Mark Odom of Mark Odom Studio and builder Doug Cameron of Eco Safe Spaces to create a home that would echo midcentury modern style while being efficient for today’s world.
“Neslie set the tone,” Odom says. “She set the tone and the vision. Our job was to listen and to carefully edit.”
The home is one of nine on the Austin chapter of the American Institute of Architects Home Tour,