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Light Floating Roofs Blend with Heavy Limestone Walls at this Vibrant Austin Home

The Lake Austin Residence is one that you would instantly fall in love with thanks to an exterior and interior that feel cheerful, modern and engaging. Designed by a parallel architecture, this contemporary home on the edge of the lake extends into the beautiful landscape outside with a series of decks and patios. A large and seemingly ‘floating’ wooden roof extends beyond the walls of the house and gives it a distinctive façade while rusticated limestone walls and glass windows present a picture of contrast. With extensive use of glass the outdoors and the interior feel connected at all times.

Deck and swimming pool area of the lavish lakeside Texas home

You cannot but admire the gorgeous use of different wood types like oak, mahogany and cedar inside the house itself while multiple ceiling variations delineate spaces with ease. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors create a completely open living area and the pool outside along with the river in the distance shape a stunning and vibrant background. You also have a fishing pier and a boat dock that respond to the special needs of the landscape while geothermal energy and passive cooling techniques cut back on power consumption.

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Fabulous views of the lake from the house and its sweeping deck
Gorgeous roof structure adds charm to the interior
Limestone walls combined with a lovely wooden roof to create a modern home
Seemingly floating wooden roof of the house gives it an airy appeal
Swimming pool outside becomes a part of the landscape
View of the lake from the bathtub and the kitchen

The resulting form reflects the organic character of its site, and offers a combination of transparency and solidity, incrementally tuned to capitalize on its relationship to the scenic, but recreationally active lake front. At the glassy center of the home, the structural system is exposed to reveal a rhythmic steel vertebrate that organizes the primary public spaces and provides definition and scale to the spacious rooms

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Breezy and modern design of the Lake Austin House
Breezy and modern design of the Lake Austin House
Central fireplace of the house with a wall that adds gray
Entry of the gorgeous Lake House in Austin, Texas
Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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