West Lake Hills Residence

The existing house on this site was a small 1970s-era “French style” structure on a hilltop site with an expansive tree canopy. Our goal was to preserve all of the site’s large live oaks while creating a larger and more transparent house that allowed the landscape to flow through all the living spaces.

Our strategy was to weave a series of masonry support walls between the trees, and to lift the primary mass of the house off the ground plane. These walls extend across the site to form interior and exterior rooms, defining family spaces on the lower level, while supporting a “floating box” of enclosed bedroom and private spaces above.

A muted palette of materials at the lower level allows the views toward the landscape to predominate. At the upper level, the individuality of each family member is expressed with personally-chosen materials and colors.

Architect: Specht Harpman
Contractor: The client acted as contractor
Photography: Casey Dunn and Taggart Sorenson

Press and Awards

Austin Monthly Home (cover)
Modern Homes Tour Austin
Location for ABC series "American Crime"
Domus Design
Nash Dom (Bulgaria)
Today's Living (Hong Kong)

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Suzie Sublette lo ha aggiunto a Main Room Design Elementsl’altro ieri

Picture a large TV instead of fireplace, and the upper half is a fixed pane of glass - glass doors can open on both sides.

clairecmc lo ha aggiunto a Fireplaces Will5 maggio 2021

This but with natural wood mantel and tv on top.

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