Welcome to the web site for urbanECOhouse, a project to build a better house, reasonably; homes that aesthetically inspire , ecologically challenge the norm, yet address the way we really live. Our ethos is modern and our inspiration is Frank Lloyd Wright, whose Usonian homes in the 1940's and 1950's wed elegant, "organic" design with affordability. The urbanECOhouse takes Mr. Wright's goals a step further in green, energy-efficient, easy-to-maintain homes designed to be striking, exciting and fun: a house that is ideal for those unwilling to pay the steep costs of customized architectural homes yet unable to compromise on great design and build.
We also believe, like Mr. Wright, in building community. The original Usonian homes were notable not just for their style and comfort but also for the bonds they helped to engender - bonds to the land, to the neighborhood, to the house itself. In the first 40 years only 6 Usonian homes changed family hands.
Our urbanECOhouse has just been built in East Austin, Texas, a rapidly re emerging neighborhood adjacent to downtown.