Many newer homes in the tony west Austin neighborhood of Tarrytown do their best to stand out, showing off their grand and bold designs. This 2007 build, designed by locally based architect Jay Corder and featured on the AIA Homes Tour, does the opposite.
According to Corder’s website, one of his challenges was to make maximum use of a corner lot to provide as much natural light as possible while maintaining his clients’ privacy. The solution was to build back from the street, putting layered courtyards and landscaping between it and the house, as well as to create a private backyard.
The 4,782-square-foot, two-story home has four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and three living areas. Unique finishes and features include end-grain and inlaid mesquite floors throughout, floor-to-ceiling windows, custom pecan cabinetry, Waterworks faucets, leather=wrapped handrails, three fireplaces, separate outdoor living and dining patios, and a custom plunge spa.