The most impressive and distinct feature of this luxurious residence is undoubtedly its front-to-back two-story entrance foyer and stairway. If the sheer grandeur of the entry room along with the playfulness of the pivoting wood door make the entrance more special then it is a series of sliding glass doors that bring in natural light and transform the interior into a cheerful setting. A series of terraces and walkways further strengthens this bond between the interior and the outdoors as the transition from the living room to the outdoor hangout is almost seamless.
The house almost floats above water and the rocks with the new structures and additions being connected with the existing holiday home in a seamless fashion. Walkways and bridges turn this cabin into an even more fascinating setting as life comes to a tranquil halt at this magical Norwegian home. The two new volumes are connected with each other seamlessly with one housing the kitchen dining area and living room and the other containing the bedroom and bathrooms.
In is one such gorgeous house that relies on its overall form innovative architectural details floor plan and smart ventilation to cut back on its carbon footprint significantly. Designed by Malboeuf Bowie Architecture it is the hand-charred cedar envelope of the residence that gives it a distinctive façade and improved green credentials.
Décor is kept simple and unassuming and the high gabled roof creates a sense of spaciousness and contemporary grandeur. With an open double height circulation area that connects the living spaces on the lower level and the more private rooms on the top floor there is an unabated flow of light throughout the house.
Transforming the seemingly boring house into a contemporary masterpiece that enthralls with unabated views of the majestic Lake Austin and the rolling hills that surround it its revamped design leaves you simply awestruck.
A smart fireplace acts as a divider between the dining area and the living space with the modern industrial home office finding space on the same level. Exposed concrete walls a gallery-style display of artwork and comfy décor turn this steely and masculine home office into a comforting and posh hangout. Throw in striking pendant lights and functional recessed lights and you have a home that is both relaxing and ravishing!
Designed by SO Architecture it is two large boxes that make up the overall design of the residence with the one on the ground providing partial support for the second box above. A steel frame also provides additional support creating an open living area that contains the kitchen and dining room.