Designed by locally based Stuart Sampley Architect, this home on Lake Austin incorporates modern lines and concepts with more the traditional “dogtrot” form common to the South.
In that tradition, the house consist of two structures on each side of a central outside living area (currently set up as a dining room) that is cooled by lake breezes flowing through the hallway-like space.
A sleek, modern kitchen with concrete floors and walnut kitchen island, along with a sunken living room/conversation pit, are located on one side of the breezeway. The homes’ bedrooms with large windows with lake and landscape views occupy the other. The bedrooms each have their own heating/cooling system.
The 1,845-square-foot home is constructed of regionally sourced, hardy materials. The exterior walls made are composed of gray Texas Lueders Limestone mix with Southern yellow pine, creating a low-maintenance structural in a natural palette. Angled metal roofs on each side split the modern-traditional difference.
The home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with a walk-in closet and walk-in shower in the master bathroom.
There is another large outdoor living and entertainment area facing the lake, which the .49-acre property fronts.
The lawn leads to a new boat house made from reclaimed Ipe wood and featuring a hydraulic lift; the new custom entry gate also features Ipe.
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