904 West


904 West

904 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701


Located in the “Original Austin Neighborhood,” 904 West was an unassuming two-story apartment building built in the 1960's to house around 30 of Austin's meager 186,000 residents. Over the years, the building had been maintained, but was in need of a major overhaul. Rance Clouse purchased the building in 2009 with a significant opportunity in front of him.


How do you take a building from the 1960's and make it look new? How do you incorporate the latest energy-efficient amenities and construction methods, as well as a cool industrial aesthetic? And, on one acre of land, how do you maximize space, maximize use (to include commercial space) and convert an apartment building into condominiums for sale? 

Our  Approach

Recognizing Austin's growth and zoning changes, 904 West was redeveloped to achieve 33 residential units (nine of them work/live), two commercial spaces & provide parking underground. With remaining space, we included solar panels on the roof, created outdoor cafe space & renovated the pool for every owner and business. Inside residential units, we provided energy-efficient solutions including: LED lighting, tankless water heaters, spray-foam insulation, rain water collection systems and Low-E glass.