Lake Austin Residence
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Lake Austin House

Austin, TX

Designed as a “village by a canal,” the magic of this house lies in the way it integrates building and bayou. Limestone walls shield the lake house and its narrow site from neighbors. Guests pass through the wall, flanked by a studio and guesthouse, to reach a boardwalk pier that runs for more than 200-feet alongside the canal. Near the end of this long pier sits the main house, entered through a screened two-story boathouse. Thoughtfully selected materials and abundant views of the water seamlessly blend indoors and out while providing a backdrop for the home's contemporary art collection.
Photography: Patrick Wong

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To break a big house into units and let the man-made parts and nature interact is just so relaxed...It has this informality about it that makes you want to live there.
Juror, Residential Architect Project of the Year






Lake Austin Residence