It’s pretty hard—perhaps impossible—to beat the downtown views from this West Lake hilltop contemporary, but that’s just one of its many outstanding features.
Christened “The Waterfall House,” was designed and built by prestigious local firms Dick Clark Architecture and Jon Luce in 2014 in a way that takes full advantage of those views. Wherever possible, the designers used floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, so that its 4,736 square feet of interior space opens into another 1,310 of indoor/outdoor living space and negative-edge pool overlooking the city.
Located on just over an acre of land of the highest hills in the area, the home was sited in a way that maximizes the hilltop breeze and natural sunlight, as well as taking advantage of a manicured, grassy lawn and heritage oak trees to provide privacy.
The home’s high-end features are many, and include custom white lacquered Arete cabinetry with LED lighting, Miele appliances, a butler’s pantry, and two dishwashers.
The natural, organic materials and sophisticated building techniques that are characteristics of the Hill Country/Austin modern style can be found throughout the home.
Clean lines, detailed woodwork, and artisan plaster walls also help define its unique character.
Vaulted ceilings, imported European designer lighting fixtures, a 12-foot fireplace, and a full entertainer’s bar add to the sophisticated, modern look and feel of the home.
The Waterfall House has four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, as well as two living rooms, a dining room, and a study.
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