Icenhauer’s / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

© Lars Frazer Photography

Named for the business owners, Icenhauer’s is located in the up and coming Rainey Street bar district of . The site originally contained a house built in 1893, of which the front two rooms complete with original wood interior siding were saved and restored as a part of this new cocktail lounge.

More on Icenhauer’s, including pictures and drawings, after the break.

Architect: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Location: 83 Rainey St Austin, TX, USA
Project Team: Michael Hsu, Maija Kreishman, Allison Burke
General Contractor: Franklin-Alan
Landscape Design: Jackie Hadler Design
Project Area: 2,775 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Lars Frazer Photography

© Lars Frazer Photography

The existing house was maintained and modernized with ebony stained cedar siding, stone masonry and renovated lap siding. The interior exhibits varying colors of wood combined restored wood thresholds, stone and glass to create intimate seating areas filled with colorful upholstered furniture.


The front and back yards are anchored by covered porches and surrounded by warmly lit native landscaping and casual seating.

© Lars Frazer Photography
© Lars Frazer Photography
© Lars Frazer Photography
© Lars Frazer Photography

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Cite: "Icenhauer’s / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture" 12 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>