We were mighty impressed when we featured this South Austin contemporary last year. It was designed by Austin’s always-impressive Alterstudio, in conjunction with Anne Suttles and Sam Shah, who used glass, steel, stucco, and wood in a way that makes it both remarkable and delightfully livable.
The home was off the market for a bit, but it has returned with a big price drop, giving us the perfect excuse to highlight the lovely design and exceution.
As we noted in 2017, the home’s location in Bouldin Creek, a few blocks from the panoply of restaurants and entertainment options on South Lamar Boulevard, is plenty to recommend the property, even if the home weren’t gorgeous and utterly unique. The inventive use of materials and thoughtful placement on the site make the home beautiful in a way that unfolds slowly and offers layers of discovery.
The 3,209-square-foot, two-story home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Behind the custom wall/fence of welded steel in the gated front of the home, one finds a lovely, shaded patio with views through the home’s glass walls to the greenery on the other side.
Floor-to-ceiling glass on either sides of the open, main living area allows views across the the house.
Inspired use of wood, concrete, and other materials continues through the home.
Light-capturing elements (and, you know, windows) keep the home bright, airy, and private throughout.
The home creates effortless-seeming transitions between indoors and outdoors.
• 1106 South Fifth Street [Ellen Sauer, Moreland Properties]