Located in the historic Rosedale neighborhood of Austin, this urban duplex is built to house a three generation family. The custom residence combines both the private and social programs of communal family living. A ribbon of clerestory windows and light monitors capture natural daylight in each unit, while maintaining a sense of privacy within. Additional large fenestrations and sliding window walls capture views, connecting interior living areas to the outdoor landscape. Large courtyard walls conceal a series of thoughtful lawn and garden spaces for outdoor family activities. Natural, raw materials such as unsealed wood, nude stucco, and bonderized steel panels are left to patina and age.