This sprawling, airy home in the central Rollingwood hills is a great example of how good design can distinguish a contemporary house and elevate it above the cliches of the genre.
Created by MF (Mark Fajkus) Architecture and Brodie Builders, the 4,849-square-foot new build shows how restraint and editing can make a place both grand and relaxed. Especially when you throw in giant picture windows that frame the outdoors like works of art.
With its wall-sized windows, the five-bedroom, six-bathroom home masterfully blends with the outdoors, making it almost a huge (air-conditioned) tent or pavilion.
Clerestory windows in private areas create continuity while providing privacy.
And when you’re outdoors proper, there are decks, views, an outdoor kitchen, and a pool.
• 100 Riley Road [Realty Austin]