This renovation of an existing house takes best advantage of a steep site with excellent views of downtown. We are adding new outdoor spaces looking out at the skyline under the shade of a gorgeous oak tree in the front yard; 3 new balconies on Balcones. The balcony, trellised entry, and deck off the master bedroom also serve to add a layer of sound protection between interior spaces and the busy street. A flight of stairs up to the front door is redesigned with steps, planters and a water feature added. We are rebuilding the living room with a higher ceiling and glazed southern wall. Lastly, the interior stair will be renovated to open up circulation space at the heart of the house.