LaRue Architects clad a lake home exterior of Austin, Texas, in weathered copper, limestone and oak to present it a “dwelling end.”
Known as Cliffside, the house was constructed on a limestone cliff 75 toes (23 meters) above Lake Austin in the summertime of 2021.
The 7,900-square-foot (734-square-meter) U-shaped house is nestled amongst heritage oaks on a steep zero.7-acre lot that beforehand contained a 1950s lake cabin.
“There are stunning lake views and plenty of oak bushes on a really slender lot, so we weaved the home across the bushes whereas nonetheless benefiting from the views,” mentioned Austin-based studio LaRue Architects.
“We tried to scale back the mass of this three-story home as a lot as we might, whereas nonetheless retaining the home mild and as seen as attainable,” continued the studio.
Robust horizontal roofs and glass home windows create the look of a up to date Texas ranch home with two tales.
The supplies of the home originate from the encompassing space.
Easy regionally quarried Lueders limestone matches the tone of the stucco, whereas oak soffits run seamlessly from inside to exterior.
“Patined copper paneling accents tackle the colour of the oaks, offering a vivid end that can enrich over time,” mentioned the studio.
The inside areas – designed by Fern Santini – function easy plaster and lightweight wooden flooring that complement the furnishings, colourful artwork and sculptural pendant lighting.
Rooms are characterised by brilliant accents similar to walnut lavatory cupboards, fashionable patterned wallpaper, forest inexperienced mill within the bar space and a charcoal accent wall with a fractal sample.
Expansive home windows provide views of the encompassing heritage bushes.
“The non-public master bedroom and workplace are situated on this quadrant, and the views from these areas are completely framed,” mentioned founding director James LaRue.
“The primary staircase is centered between two partitions the place we selected floating steps, making the house look effortlessly stunning,” added the studio.
“We needed to lighten and open up this space as a lot as attainable – hiding the structural metal between the wood steps – the aesthetic is easy and chic.”
Panorama designer Rick Scheen and panorama architect John Corridor of Landwest Design Group created modular metal planter bins that mirror the house’s rectilinear body, and a double-sided negative-edge pool spills out to the lake for an infinite water impact.
Close by, LaRue Architects teamed with Britt Design Group to renovate a 1950s waterfront cabin with a dogtrot walkway and a palette of limestone and steel supplies.
Different Austin residential initiatives embrace Nicole Blair’s suspension of a home above an current bungalow.
Picture by Casey Dunn.
Structure: La Rue Architects, James LaRue, Emily Haydon
Interiors: Fern Santini
Builders: Reynolds Customized Properties
Panorama: LandWest Design Group