's officially open!

On Thursday, May 18, the Davies Collaborative team was thrilled to be among the several hundred invited guests at the grand opening of the Texas Monthly Gulf Coast Show Home at Cinnamon Shore where we all enjoyed live music, great food and drinks, and the chance to take a leisurely walk through this special home.

As architects, it's always exciting to see the reactions of people to your design and vision, and this show home was a perfect project for us. The site's location in the Cinnamon Shore development was ideal to situate the 3,900-sq.-ft. home whose design was inspired by the casual living and clean lines seen on the Florida Gulf Coast. 

"Cinnamon Shore and its master designer Mark Schnell did a really great job of creating a language for the community," John D'Agostino, team architect and project manager, told Texas Monthly magazine.

Taking advantage of the lot's central location to the amenities of Cinnamon Shore, a two-story wrap-around porch allows for social interaction with the community but also privacy thanks to innovative screens that open and close.

The home is made for multiple families to enjoy while still allowing for moments of space.

“The intent was to have a home that was multi-generational and as flexible as possible,” Bill Davies, lead architect, continued. “Togetherness is a huge part of being on vacation, but there’s also a need to get away.”

The Texas Monthly Gulf Coast Show Home at Cinnamon Shore is open for tours from May 28 to September 2. Adult tickets are $10, and all proceeds benefit the University of Texas Marine Science Institute's Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) program at its facility in Port Aransas, Texas. 

The LAAN - Delivery: Spring 2017

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Anchored by a sprawling southern live oak tree adorned with soft lighting, the outdoor amenities spaces of The LAAN will include a modern pool with a sun lounge and adjacent dog run, lush rain gardens featuring native plants and ample lounging and entertainment space — while private balconies, patios, and yards offer more secluded outdoor access. 


Located just off of South Lamar at 3100 Manchaca Rd, the unique location maintains a tranquil and peaceful environment that’s just minutes from many dining and entertainment hotspots in 78704 and downtown Austin. 


Project architects Davies Collaborative created the project’s overall plan, evoking a Dutch modern architectural style and incorporating an approachable and unexpected South Austin aesthetic. Composed of clean lines and simple yet elegant gestures, The LAAN’s distinctive two and three bedroom floor plans are optimally designed with open spaces and clean lines to maximize natural light. 


The interior spaces of The LAAN Residences have been tailor-made to offer a level of luxury heretofore unavailable in the 78704 neighborhood. Urbanspace was proud to craft four interior finish palettes especially for the project. “We’ve really tried to offer something for everyone — a range of aesthetics from industrial to more chic and modern. Each palette has an element of surprise,” says Merrill Alley, lead designer at Urbanspace. 


Step out of the rush of life and into an enchanting and serene place of home. The two- and three- bedroom residences of The LAAN offer a modern architectural style balanced with an approachable and unexpected South Austin aesthetic. Prices start under $500,000, with limited residences remaining in Phase I.