This gorgeous contemporary duplex, designed by local firm Alterstudio Architecture, looks to have returned to the market recently after initially being listed in 2016, perhaps before it was completed. As we’ve come to expect from the award-winning, much lauded firm, the design is ideal for lovers of its brand of open, minimalist-inspired architecture, manifested with quality materials and construction, as well as some clever details.
Surrounded by trees in its Island Way neighborhood—north of West Lake Hills and just west of Lake Austin—the compact, two-story home measures 1,993 square feet and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Large expanses of glass define the public spaces, which open directly on to an outdoor living area. The upstairs areas are designed to provide privacy as well as offering a more public terrace that overlooks the tree canopy.
The home, which shares insurance and landscaping/HOA fees with a separate unit, has two dedicated carport spaces, also boasting a design that is much better than it had to be.
The open kitchen/dining area features a breakfast bar/island and high-end appliances. The living area has built-in bookcases, and the motif of slatted-wood dividers and screens carries throughout the house.
The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, and the master bathroom has a double vanity, garden tub, and a separate, walk-in shower.
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