Lovers of classic International design aren’t always big fans of bright color—at least not in the same house—but this West Lake home could very well prove an exception to that rule.
We’re not talking kind of spot color, pops of color, or focal points that leap out from gorgeous but usually monochromatic minimalist spaces. The 2009 home—originally designed by Austin-Dallas-New York firm Specht Architects—goes big when it goes with color. Whole rooms are rendered in bright red, turquoise, yellow, or hot pink; others use light and dark grays as dramatic backdrops to colorful art, furniture, and rugs.
The bright surprises in the two-story home—mostly on the second floor—work, somehow, with classically contemporary details including glass walls, custom built-ins, and recessed trim work. On the lower level, the focus is on the outdoors: a 1.2-acre lot with plenty of Live Oak trees and more than 2,000 square feet of outdoor living space.
The 5,544-square-foot home has hardwood and tile floors, a fireplace, a library and media room, home offices, an living area, and a second-floor balcony.
The 5,544-square-foot home has five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms.
Large glass walls and windows open on to a large, covered deck, swimming pool, and the property’s sprawling grounds.
• 1103 Live Oak Drive [Gottesman Residential Real Estate]