It’s hardly surprising that this luxury home on Lake Austin was designed by Sean Guess’ Faye and Walker Architecture. His distinctive projects have been featured on the AIA Austin Tour as well as in Dwell and Texas Architect and, while they are the opposite of formulaic and are designed for a wide range of buyers, consistently feature high-quality materials and a site-oriented approach.
This particular home was designed in relationship to the water that spans the length of its lot, which measures close to two acres. The single-story residence features large expanses of glass and minimalist, horizontal design that echoes the line of the lakeshore, visible from every room.
The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home is subtly designed to work with its surroundings, rather than detracting from them, while providing visual pleasure, comfort, and luxury. White walls, dark wood floors, and steel posts and beams frame the surrounding greenery and water. Sleek materials such as quartz, stainless steel, and polished limestone, as well as unique touches that include raw-wood window frames and a cantilevered fireplace, add visual interest.
The landscaping and entertaining areas perform a similar function on the exterior, which features a pergola-covered patio, a hot tub, fire pit, and boat dock. The home is listed for $4,995,000 with KW-Austin Portfolio Real Estate.