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10 October 2017

The natural design elements mix perfectly with the location.

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“…mahogany and cedar serve as a soft counterpoint to the glass and stone, exuding a relaxed livability paramount to the homeowner” – A Parallel Architecture

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I love how the natural wood transcends me into a tranquil gaze. The interior is simple yet dramatic. The pops of blue and green mixes well with the outdoor scenery.

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The soft grey tones with the vibrant wood creates a warm environment with stylish objects to add to the glamour. The living room with the enormous stone fireplace forms part of the centre of the home and opens onto the infinity pool and stone patio.

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Overlooking Lake Austin, this property was designed by Texas firm A Parallel Architecture. The two-storey Lake Austin Residence has a wide footprint with floor-to-ceiling windows at nearly every vantage point.

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The exterior comprises of limestone brickwork and white stucco. In some parts they used wood panelling around the smaller windows. “Like a butterfly specimen pinned to its mounting, this sinuous lake-front home’s light floating roofs are anchored to its site by heavy rusticated limestone masses,” said A Parallel Architecture.

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The 627 square meters are accessed through an entryway that floats above water to the fully glazed front door. Exquisite architectural design!

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The house is equipped with geothermal climate control, as well as sites for waste treatment and water collection. Lake Austin Residence was awarded the 2017 AIA Austin Design Award.

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