Spicewood Residence

Residential Portfolio  >  Spicewood Residence

Spicewood Front Elevation
Spicewood Outdoor Living Twilight
Spicewood Living Dining
Spicewood Kitchen Dining
Spicewood Living Dining Kitchen
Spicewood Living
Spicewood Kitchen Overview
Spicewood Kitchen Cabinets
Spicewood Kitchen Window
Spicewood Master Bedroom
Spicewood Master Bathroom
Spicewood Sitting View
Spicewood Outdoor Living
Spicewood Outdoor Patio Twilight
Spicewood Windowscape

The goal for this hill country contemporary home was to work with the land and existing trees to create the clients’ forever home with plenty of space and a Texas-sized hill country view. The design nestles the home within the existing live oak trees and includes a patio designed around a large live oak next to the pool. The lot ensured a south exposure and land that would slope down away from the house, allowing the best sun angles to contribute to the passive solar design and encourage gentle summer breezes from the southeast to accelerate up the hill and sweep through the rear outdoor living area while using the evaporative properties of the pool to add to the comfort on the lanai. Natural light and open spaces were key elements and remote-controlled operable transom windows were incorporated to act as a thermal chimney to cool off the main rooms. Warm and natural materials, integrated with contemporary elements give the casual home stylish, yet rustic appeal.

Photography: Chase Daniel

Contact us for your next project

Like what you see? 

Have an idea but don't know where to start? Write to us today! 

  • Houzz
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black LinkedIn Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black Vimeo Icon

7000 Bee Cave Road, Suite 200

Austin, TX 78746

512.329.0007

© 2020 Cornerstone Architects LLP

Award-winning Architecture Firm - Residential and Commercial Architecture - Austin Texas Architects