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HILL COUNTRY WINE CAVE, A CELLAR ENTIRELY CARVED INTO THE ROCK

May 28, 2021 – Hill Country Wine Cave is a private rock-cut winery designed by Clayton Korte’s team of professionals. The property is located in the eastern part of the Texas Hill Country, between Austin and San Antonio, on a bend in the Blanco River, at the foot of an impressive limestone hill. The architects dug the…

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Hidden in a Cave

May 24, 2021 – An abandoned cave in Texas has been re-purposed to create a deceptively spacious private wine cellar. This private wine cave is a stealth destination along a secluded bend in the Blanco River in Texas, USA. An existing 19 ft tall and 70 ft deep cave that was not water tight provided…

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Hill Country Wine Cave / Clayton Korte

May 21, 2021 – Our Hill Country Wine Cave featured on ArchDaily, ArchDaily Brazil, and ArchDaily Spain. Located at the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, this private wine cave serves as a destination along a secluded bend in the Blanco River. Excavated into the north face of a solid limestone hillside, this shotcrete-lined…

ArchDaily

Commodore Perry Estate in Attitude Magazine

May 15th, 2021 – We are happy to see our Commodore Perry Estate project in the Poetic Issue of Attitude Magazine. Pick up the latest issue to read more about this project and see the other beautiful features.

Attitude Magazine

Clayton Korte designs Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn in California

May 14, 2021 – Located in the Templeton Gap area of West Paso Robles, California, Brian Korte, Josh Nieves, Derek Klepac, and Brandon Tharp’s simple agricultural storage structure rests below the 50-acre James Berry Vineyard and the adjacent Saxum Winery sitting just over 800 feet away. Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn won a recent 2021 Green…

Global Design News

Ten design-led wineries and tasting pavilions from across the United States and Canada

May 10, 2021 – From a cave-like wine tasting room dug into a Texan hillside to a British Columbia winery clad in weathering steel, here are ten wineries with impressive architecture from across the US and Canada. San Antonio architecture studio Clayton Korte build this wine cave into a tunnel carved into the limestone hills…

Dezeen

2021 Residential Design Architecture Awards Winner

May 1, 2021 – We are thrilled that our Hill Country Wine Cave has been recognized as an Honor Award winner in the 2021 Residential Design Architecture Awards. Congratulations to our Texas neighbors who have also been honored, and all of the other award winners! RDAA received more than 370 entries from the top firms…

Residential Design Architecture Awards Winners

Luxe RED Awards 2021 National Winner

April 25, 2021 – We are proud to share that our Hill Country Wine Cave project has won the National Luxe Magazine RED Awards for the Wow-Factor Room category. A destination along a bend in the Blanco River in the Texas Hill Country, this private wine cave is excavated into a limestone hillside flanked by…

Luxe Magazine's RED Awards

Clayton Korte Embeds Cavernous Winery within Excavated Stone Hillside

April 24, 2021 – Located at the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, this private wine cave by Clayton Korte is nestled into a secluded bend of the Blanco River. Excavated into the north face of a solid limestone hillside, this shotcrete lined tube is protected on the east and west by tall oak…

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Texas Hill Country Wine Cave | A Trove of Treasures Nestled into the Hillside

April 22, 2021 – We can’t think of a better hideaway than a custom wine cave tucked into the hillside. With storage enough for 4000 bottles of wine in the expansive private cellar located at the back of the cave, this Texas Hill Country Wine Cave is truly a wine lover’s private paradise. Located at…

Pendulum

2021 Green Good Design Award

April 21, 2021 – Our Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn has won a 2021 Green GOOD DESIGN® Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The original GOOD DESIGN® founded in Chicago in 1950 program remains the oldest and most important Awards Program…

The Good Design Awards

Ridge Oak Residence in G&G Magazine

April 16, 2021 – Originally built in 1950, prominent Austin architect Howard R. Barr, FAIA, designed this mid-century modern gem in the heart of Austin’s Highland Park neighborhood in the late 1940’s. When Clayton Korte repeat clients bought it from Barr’s son in 2016, they hired the firm to design a complete renovation and new…

G&G Magazine

The 2021 Home & Design Awards

April 3, 2021 – Just as the landscape of San Antonio and its surrounding areas varies drastically, so too does the range of architecture and design found in the neighborhoods of our sprawling metro area, from modern urban abodes and historic renovations to expansive suburban estates and countryside farmhouses. There’s also no shortage of talented…

San Antonio Magazine

The winery carved out of the hills of the Texas Hill Country

March 29, 2021 – In the Texas Hill Country region, stretching between Austin and San Antonio, in one of the many hills that grace the landscape, the Hill Country Wine Cave, a winery literally carved out of the rock, has just been completed. Architectural studio Clayton Korte designed this winery for a private client who lives on a ranch not…

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Staycation Series | Commodore Perry Estate Presents a World of Contemporary Glamour and Whimsy

March 28, 2021 – We simply can’t think of a more beautiful place for a weekend getaway. The Commodore Perry Estate in Austin, Texas, is a modern interpretation of a residential estate from yesteryear, where guests are invited to sit back, celebrate and inspire thoughtful conversation. It gives you the feeling of visiting a friend’s estate…

Pendulum

Clayton Korte embeds hidden wine cave into Texas hillside

March 23, 2021 – San Antonio architecture firm Clayton Korte has nestled a wine cellar into the rolling hills of Texas, tucked away in a limestone cave so it disappears into the surrounding landscape. The cave is located in close proximity to the owner’s ranch, in the rugged countryside around Austin. The wine cellar includes a tasting room, bar and restroom,…

Dezeen

Architecture of the Underground: 6 Modern Cave Dwellings Inspired by Ancient History

March 17, 2021 – Dark, warm and weatherproof, you would be forgiven for assuming that the humble cave dwelling would have made for the perfect shelter, long before the days of floor plans and plasterboard. However, it may come as a surprise to some that the club-bearing, smock-wearing, bear-footed cavemen — regularly on show in…

Architizer

Modern Glamour

March 10, 2021 – Clayton Korte in collaboration with Moule & Polyzoides, interior Ken Fulk Inc., and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, has redesigned Commodore Perry Estate bringing back the historic components of the property to their former glory in the heart of Austin.  Originally the home of Edgar and Lutie Perry, this 10-acre estate was…

G&G Magazine

Clayton Korte Reveals Design for Texas Winery

March 10, 2021 – Austin- and San Antonio-based architecture and design firm Clayton Korte has revealed its simple-yet-sexy design for a new winery in Medina, Texas. Spread across nearly 7,300 square feet, the Medina Winery will incorporate the masonry walls of an existing barn and goat shed to yield a range of diverse spaces under one gabled…

Hospitality Design

TxA Shelter in Place One-Day Virtual Workshop

March 2, 2021 – The Design Conference presents Shelter in Place, a one-day, interactive workshop featuring our very own, Emily Little, FAIA, along with Gary Cunningham, FAIA, Mell Lawrence, FAIA, and Cade Hayes and Jesus Robles, Jr. Pending approval for up to 4 LU/HSW credits. Register at the link below.

TxA Shelter in Place Workshop

Medina Winery

February 26, 2020 – By incorporating the masonry walls of an existing barn and goat shed, the Medina winery design concept reflects a farmer’s approach to winery operations – a facility that embodies pragmatism, simplicity and flexibility. The 7,271-square-foot layout organizes a diverse collection of spaces under a large gabled roof. The existing masonry walls enclose…

Arqa

Partner Profile: Nathan Quiring, AIA

February 24, 2021 – Nathan Quiring, AIA, has been a valuable member of the team at Clayton Korte for the past fifteen years. In addition to a balanced portfolio of residential and commercial projects, Nathan leads public works architecture projects which support Clayton Korte’s interest in enhancing public spaces and bringing communities together. Nathan’s grasp…

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All Together Now

February 18, 2021 – In the mid-2010s, development in Austin, Texas, was on an upswing. The combination of a flourishing urban center and low cost of doing business had earned the city the number two spot as a “market to watch” from the Urban Land Institute in 2015 – a designation Paul Clayton was painfully…

AN Interior

UNA MANSIÓN CONVERTIDA EN UN LUJOSO HOTEL EN AUSTIN

February 13, 2021 – Esta impresionante mansión está ubicada en Austin, Texas. Originalmente fue diseñada por el arquitecto Henry Bowers Thompson en los años veinte, como un oasis de descanso en el centro de la ciudad, inspirada en los viajes por Europa de los antiguos propietarios, con jardines y estética italiana. Está rodeada de terrazas, parterres y fuentes,…

Elle Decor

New Life for Austin’s Commodore Perry Estate

February 11, 2021 – In the end the 1920s-era home in Austin, designed by architect Henry Bowers Thomson for clients Edgar and Lutie Perry, was too much. When Edgar Perry sold the 10-acre estate and its 10,600-square-foot residence in 1944, he said the mansion was “a great place to throw a party, but too big…

Architects + Artisans

Commodore Perry Estate Featured in AD Russia

February 5, 2021 – В техасском городе Остин появился новый отель с богатой историей. Commodore Perry Estate расположился в неоклассическом здании усадьбы, некогда принадлежавшей магнату Эдгару Перри. Элегантный дом с аркадами и классическими колоннами, расписными стенами и лепниной был построен в 1917–1928 годах архитектором Генри Боуэрсом Томпсоном. Постройку и стоящий рядом каретный двор окружают старые деревья, фонтаны, несколько регулярных садов и террас, а вся усадьба…

Architectural Digest Russia

ArchDaily 2021 Building of the Year Vote

January 29, 2021 – We are very pleased to announce that our Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn has been nominated for the ArchDaily 2021 Building of the Year award in the Industrial Architecture category. Click the link below to vote for our project.

ArchDaily 2021 Building of the Year

Luxe Magazine’s RED Readers’ Choice Awards Vote

January 29, 2021 – We are honored to share that our Hill Country Wine Cave has been nominated for Luxe Magazine’s RED Readers’ Choice Awards Wow-Factor Room category. If you agree that this private wine cave embedded into a solid limestone hillside is wow-factor-worthy, please take a moment to vote for our project – link…

Luxe Magazine's RED Readers’ Choice Awards

Clayton Korte Unveils ‘Flora’ Dining Venue Concept in Houston, Texas

January 28, 2021 – Clayton Korte has unveiled its designs for Flora, a sophisticated new dining venue concept in Houston, Texas. From high-quality ingredients to hand-made tortillas, from lush plant life to the patio and lively music, Flora is conceived as a fresh approach to Mexican food making this Houston restaurant and bar the perfect…

Dexigner

Principal Brian Korte Receives Alumni Award from UTSA

January 27, 2021 – We are happy to share that Principal Brian Korte FAIA received a Meritorious Achievement in Architecture Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Architecture, Construction and Planning during their virtual awards event today. Brian received his BFA in Architecture from The University of Texas at…

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Sam Manning: Texas Architect and Clayton Korte Partner

January 20, 2021 – Today Clayton Korte recognizes Sam Manning, AIA, who is celebrating ten years with the firm. Named partner in 2016 after demonstrating his exceptional talents in the field, Sam is a Texas architect who is committed to creating distinguished architecture and design. Involved in countless projects that have contributed to the firm’s…

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Eberly in Austin, Texas by Clayton Korte

January 13, 2021 – Our Eberly project featured on Amazing Architecture. Clayton Korte: Eberly, inspired by sources both humble and lofty, marries a former 1970s print shop building with a salvaged bar from the storied Cedar Tavern in New York’s Greenwich Village to create a sophisticated bar, cafe and restaurant in central Austin.

Amazing Architecture

January Newsletter: Back to the Drawing Board

January 5, 2021 – For countless reasons, 2020 was quite a year. Amidst it all, we celebrated the firm’s 15 year anniversary and changed our name to Clayton Korte. Rather than looking back, we are looking forward to all that’s ahead as we continue to create rich places that respond to local context, connect to…

January Newsletter

Clayton Korte and Ten Eyck reveal design updates to Pease Park in Austin

December 31, 2020 – The project here, with design completed in collaboration with Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, affects the park’s southernmost tip, affectionately referred to as its “recreational heart and cultural soul” and is the first to be implemented from the Master Plan…

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Design Office on Archello

December 30, 2020 – Located on North Lamar Boulevard just north of downtown Austin, Clayton Korte’s office embodies the firm’s commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and to fostering discourse in the design community. Officially named Design Office, the mid-century office space is home to two design practices, Clayton Korte and Word + Carr Design Group, a…

Archello

Pease Park in Austin, Texas

December 29, 2020 – Pease Park is known as Austin’s first park, this 84-acre public green space has a rich history spanning from ancestral native civilizations to the city’s founding mothers and fathers; its popularity endures with Austinites today. To establish a comprehensive approach for the park’s rehabilitation, preservation, and the enhancement of its cultural,…

E-Architect

The Best Restaurant Architects in Austin

December 21, 2020 – Clayton Korte listed among the best architects in Austin. The restaurant scene in the booming city of Austin is one of the most beloved in the country. The architecture of these spaces reflects the city’s growth and a serious commitment to sustainability. Many of these architects use Texas’s distinctive natural landscape…

Austin Architects

In California, Clayton Korte’s Vineyard Shed

December 14, 2020 – Here we have a beautiful, if undecorated, shed. It’s a barn situated on a vineyard located between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, one that belongs to Justin Smith, owner and winemaker for Saxum Vineyard. “He’s a low-key and laid-back California guy, and in the wine industry he’s a true rock star, making…

Architects + Artisans

Eberly on hhlloo

December 9, 2020 – Eberly, inspired by sources both humble and lofty, marries a former 1970s print shop building with a salvaged bar from the storied Cedar Tavern in New York’s Greenwich Village to create a sophisticated bar, cafe and restaurant in central Austin. Following the owner’s purchase of the legendary bar, hand-carved mahogany sections…

hhlloo

Presenting the 2020 AN Best of Design Awards winners, part 2

December 8, 2020 – 2020 Best of Design Award for Interior—Residential: Hill Country Wine Cave. Located at the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, this private wine cave is embedded in a solid limestone hillside. The unassuming entry court reveals a bit of mystery belying the space within, camouflaged at the approach by limestone…

The Architect's Newspaper

A Mid-Century Austin Office Building Transformed to Foster Interdisciplinary Collaboration

December 8, 2020 – Located on North Lamar Boulevard just north of downtown Austin, Clayton Korte’s office embodies the firm’s commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and to fostering discourse in the design community. Officially named Design Office, the mid-century office space is home to two design practices, Clayton Korte and Word + Carr Design Group, a…

HomeWorldDesign

Savor | Clayton Korte

December 7, 2020 – Savor is first and foremost a place to educate students in the culinary arts. Operated by the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Savor functions as a full-service teaching restaurant where students learn and hone their skills while working with professional chefs, restaurateurs, and teachers. Savor is located within the Pearl, a…

Designverse

Hotel Saint Cecilia | Clayton Korte

December 7, 2020 – Designed to offer privacy and refuge from the bustle of the city, the hotel grounds feature six magnificent live oaks scattered around an 1888-vintage Victorian mansion, recognized by Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission as the Miller-Crockett House. Through a series of strategic renovations, additions, and new construction, Clayton Korte gave this 3,425-square-foot…

Designverse

En Californie, Clayton Korte réalise une élégante grange dans le vignoble de Saxum

December 6, 2020 – En Californie, á mi-chemin entre San Francisco et Los Angeles dans la commune de Paso Robles, l’agence d’architecture Clayton Korte vient de terminer la réalisation d’une grange aux traits minimalistes et á l’allure moderne. Un projet atypique qui se démarque par sa durabilité.

Détails d'Architecture

Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards

December 3, 2020 – We are thrilled to share that our Hill Country Wine Cave is the Interior Residential Winner in the 2020 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards. Our project is one of 47 works representing a total of 50 categories, culled from more than 800 submissions. Thank you Architect’s Newspaper and the talented…

Architect's Newspaper

Design Office by Clayton Korte

November 25, 2020 – Located on North Lamar Boulevard just north of downtown Austin, Clayton Korte’s office embodies the firm’s commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and to fostering discourse in the design community. Officially named Design Office, the mid-century office space is home to two design practices, Clayton Korte and Word + Carr Design Group, a…

Dexigner

The Best Restaurant Architects and Designers in San Antonio

November 22, 2020 – Clayton Korte listed among the best restaurant architects and designers in San Antonio. The restaurant scene in San Antonio is on the rise, with creative local chefs investing in the city’s revitalizing urban neighborhoods and turning old, historic buildings into exciting new spaces for culinary adventures. As with any large city,…

San Antonio Architects

Saxum Barn Receives 2020 Building Integrated Solar Technology Awards, Honorable Mention

November 20, 2020 – We are honored to share that our Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn has received an Architectural Award – Honorable Mention from the 2020 Building Integrated Solar Technology Awards, and was the only United States-based project and firm selected. The awards program, which features projects at the interface between architecture and solar energy,…

Bavarian Association for the Promotion of Solar Energy

Cervecería de Potchernick en San Antonio, Texas

November 20, 2020 – Potchernick’s Cerveceria da nueva vida a lo que alguna vez fue la muy querida tienda Potchernick’s Sporting Goods de San Antonio. En el negocio desde 1904 hasta 1991, Potchernick’s fue la segunda tienda de artículos deportivos en funcionamiento continuo más antigua de los Estados Unidos. Vacante desde que cerró, el estrecho…

Arqa

Here’s How Austin’s Fixing Up Fiesta Gardens, Lakeside Lagoon and All

November 18, 2020 – The City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department kicked off a virtual community engagement process for the rehabilitation of longtime city-owned East Austin event venue Fiesta Gardens earlier this week, a project overseen by preservation-minded local architects Clayton Korte to bring a variety of improvements to the 54-year-old facility that’s often rented for weddings, quinceañeras, and family…

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