LAKE AUSTIN HOUSE

Austin, TX

The magic of this house, designed as a “village by a canal,” lies in the way it integrates the building and the bayou. Limestone walls shield the house from neighbors on its narrow site. Guests pass through the wall, flanked by a studio and guest house, to reach a boardwalk that runs for more than 200 feet alongside the canal. Near the end of this long pier sits the main house, entered through the screened two-story boathouse. Thoughtfully selected materials and abundant views of the water seamlessly blend the interiors with the exterior.

publications
2012 - House
2008 - Texas Architect (Sep/Oct)
2007 - Architectural Digest México (Jan)
2006 - Architectural Digest (Oct)
2005 - Modern Painters (Jul/Aug)
2004 - Residential Architect (May)
awards
2008 - Texas Society of Architects / AIA Design Award
2005 - AIA Housing Committee Award
2004 - Residential Architect, Project of the Year
2002 - AIA San Antonio Design Award
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