Viewed from the street, this new home is striking but modest. Its minimalist bent and front courtyard wall would be at home in a spare, desert environment but also catch the eye where they are situated: on a tree-lined road in the hills north of Westlake—an area with the on-the-nose name of The High Road. The overall effect is modest but dramatic.
Behind the wall is a different kind of drama, one that’s only heightened by a commitment to its well-executed, modern-contemporary style. Designed by award-winning Austin firm Burton Baldridge Architects and built by highly regarded Risinger & Co., the home opens up into a multi-storied, glass-walled house that culminates in a pool deck with terrazzo floors and mad views of the Hill Country.
The home is cantilevered over a hillside and has three levels, alsot home w/ main, upper and lower levels. It has four bedrooms and five bathrooms in 4,454 square feet. Design highlights include its floating staircase, retractable glass doors, and, of course, the 1,850-square-foot terrazzo-blessed and front courtyard. The former functions as a courtyard as well, as the house is built around and above it while leaving open space for the spectacular views.
• 1505 The High Road [Keller-Williams]