Prettiest Recycling Project

Zilker Canoes on Waterloo Ice House N.

Ah! The noble canoe: a sleek and simple mode of transportation. A connection to the past. A cool design element to have jutting out of your building? Waterloo Ice House owners Ted Karam and Scott Hentschel couldn't resist the offer to scarf up Zilker's retired fleet when those old canoes were put out to pasture. The purchase just happened to coincide with the guys' desire to redesign the look of their restaurants. Cornerstone Group Architects' Bob Wetmore envisioned and implemented the old-meets-new design, adding a rainbow of neon tubes for a touch of glowy modern-day backlighting - all to stunning effect.

Waterloo Ice House
8600 Burnet Rd., 512/458-6544
6203 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 512/418-9700
9600 Escarpment Blvd., 512/301-1007
9600 S. I-35 Ste. D-100, 512/292-7900

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