October 6, 2020 – During the 1950s, architect Roland Roessner was teaching at the University of Texas and designing some of Austin’s most daring modern structures. One of his more memorable houses, the Balcones Residence, is perched above a long, sloping hillside and notable for its prominently cantilevered concrete balcony. Located along Balcones Drive, the property backs up to Camp Mabry, an 85-acre historic military installation established in 1892. New owners purchased the home from the original owners, and though previously unacquainted with the period, delved into all things mid-century modern. They hired Clayton & Little to assist with a deliberate and sensitive renovation of this Austin treasure.