Lake Austin Residence
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Perched on a steep lot in Westlake, this soft contemporary home responds to the unique challenges and opportunities offered by the site’s topography and proximity to Lake Austin. Capturing the views of Lake Austin throughout the home was a primary goal, as well as designing around five large heritage oak trees on the property. The site’s natural landscape helped shape the back of the house and open the best views from nine areas of the home to the lake below, while allowing the outdoor living spaces to take advantage of the summer’s southeasterly winds. The interior of the home is divided into five key living zones: the owners’ private retreat areas near the front of home, the centrally located formal entertainment areas, the family areas in the rear section, and on the upper level the children’s areas, as well as the guest suite. Light material selections, acrylic furniture pieces, and soothing colors and patterns create a light-filled waterfront retreat for relaxation. The home responds to the needs of the family, while capitalizing on the site’s natural topography and stunning views.
“Mark Carlson at Cornerstone Architects did a fantastic job designing a new home for us. The shape of our lot, combined with our desire to design around a number of protected trees and capture a view from one end of the lot, made it a challenging project, but Mark came up with an architecturally beautiful and elegant solution. Working with Mark was a pleasure. He places his clients' desires ahead of his own and was always agreeable to suggestions we made, yet would offer suggestions when we asked. He also has an amazing ability to solve design challenges that inevitably come up as plans get modified to achieve the final design. His ability to come up with solutions that we couldn't see ourselves really sets him apart, so you can be confident that you are in great hands with the experience and expertise that Cornerstone brings to the table. We have a beautifully designed home and recommend Cornerstone most highly!”
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