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Cornerstone Architects Featured on the 2023 Austin MHT Hill Country Modern Tour

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

Presented by the Modern Architecture + Design Society (MA+DS), the Austin Modern Home Tour offers a remarkable look at Austin's amazing homegrown architecture as well as the chance to meet the architects and designers behind the modern projects. This year, for the first time ever, the event has added a second day Sunday extension program in order to highlight the incredible work being done in the Hill Country west of Austin. Spacious lots and scenic views mean a new take on what "modern" means in Austin today. Cornerstone Architects will be participating in this special Hill Country tour extension featuring our Driftwood Residence.

This hill country modern home designed by project architect, Mark Carlson, is a beautiful example of architecture that incorporates contemporary elements while blending fluently with its natural surroundings.

Upon entering the 3,800 square foot home, the foyer allows for stunning hill country views and direct access to the backyard. Centered at the core of the home, an expansive great room features four sets of sliding glass doors opening to the front porch courtyard, as well as the rear outdoor living and alfresco dining space. The high, two-story ceiling with transom windows help maximize natural lighting to the space.

The kitchen design includes a large, single island along with an adjacent counter serving the outdoor summer kitchen for convenient entertaining. A small study looks out to the front courtyard, while a second study located off the media room functions as a flex space with views to the backyard. All three bedrooms are privately located in the left wing of the home, including the master suite with its own private, covered terrace.

In addition to an attached two-car garage, a detached two-car tandem garage offers space for projects, activities, and an exercise area while providing shade and protection from westerly sun exposure to the home. A long, 8’ deep pool helps to lengthen and level out an otherwise steep yard from the house to the pool. An interior powder bath doubles as a pool bath with outside access and is adjacent to the outdoor shower for outdoor entertaining accessibility.

"On a site with such gorgeous vistas, an especially unique feature is a bonus observation deck above the outdoor living space, accessible by a spiral staircase, which provides extended views of the hill country." Project Architect, Mark Carlson, AIA

Purchase your tickets today and see the home for yourself on the Hill Country extension on Sunday, February 26th! We hope to see you there!


This will be our eighth year participating in the Austin Modern Home Tour! Check out our previous MHT featured homes including our Stamford Residence, Lake Travis Treehouse, Portofino Ridge Residence, Ledge Residence, Lakemoore Residence, Gaston Residence, Ridgewood Residence, and Cortona Residence projects.

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