Situated at the confluence of Hog Pen Creek and Lake Austin, in Austin, Texas, the owners envisioned a place that engaged with the outdoors while providing accommodating spaces for their off-season training for triathlons.
Consistent with the lakefront cabin charm, the owners liked the idea of accessing much of the house from outdoor covered porches and walkways. The desire to have the main living area closely connected with the water, while respecting the flood plain and majestic oaks, suggested the design’s stair-stepping boardwalk spine. The main living area, a two-story single width volume with a master bedroom loft and porches on either end, takes advantage of the cool prevailing breezes and shade from the adjacent oak trees. This large barnlike building, with its moveable bedroom wall and “crow’s nest” office, allows the house to be both intimate and social, effortlessly accommodating guests or individuals alike.
Design by Lake|Flato.
2014 – Texas Society of Architects Design Award
2013 – AIA San Antonio Merit Award