Historic Dawson Stone Home to be Relaunched by Top Austin Designers
An upcoming renovation and building extension on South Lamar could be successful in appealing to both local curators and new planners, if at all possible. According to our fraternal site Austin Eater, plans are underway to renovate the Dawson Stone House, a city and state landmark, and to expand space for a new coffee bar.
Nadia Chaudhury of Eater Austin reports that the city’s Historic Monuments Board last spring approved a rear addition, including bridges, and the relocation of a window; the Texas Historical Commission must now approve the changes before the project can proceed.
Chaudhury adds that the house was built around 1900 and received historic monument status in 1974. The building was more recently on loan from LoanStar.
FBR management, which oversees a neighbor of Dawson House, Gibson Street Bar, other bars including Lala’s Little Nugget, has commissioned local design rock stars. Michael Hsu architectural office to create the renovation and expansion plans, reports Chaudhury.
Hsu’s company is responsible for a wide variety of innovative residential and commercial designs in Austin, including everything from Sway and Olivia restaurants to Lamar Union and Canopy resorts.
• New café-bar brings neglected historical monument to life [Eater Austin]