Lakeshore Residence by Hsu Office of Architecture

© Coles Hairston

Lakeshore Residence by Hsu Office of Architecture

As a close collaboration by the artist/homeowner and Michael Hsu architect, the Lakeshore Residence is a boxy building sitting atop a west facing cliff in a cove on Lake Austin, overlooking the magnificent lakeview.

Architects: Hsu Office of Architecture
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Photography: Casey Dunn, Andrea Calo

Lakeshore Residence by Hsu Office of Architecture
© Andrea Calo
Lakeshore Residence by Hsu Office of Architecture
© Andrea Calo

The west facing patios and subsequent floor to ceiling glazing are protected from the harsh western Texas sun via folding metal grates that pocket into the exterior walls. A suspended steel stair and custom skylight at the entry bring lightness from the exterior in.

Lakeshore Residence by Hsu Office of Architecture
© Andrea Calo
Lakeshore Residence by Hsu Office of Architecture
© Casey Dunn

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Lakeshore Residence by Hsu Office of Architecture
© Andrea Calo
Lakeshore Residence by Hsu Office of Architecture
© Casey Dunn
Lakeshore Residence by Hsu Office of Architecture
© Casey Dunn
Lakeshore Residence by Hsu Office of Architecture
© Casey Dunn

Inspiration from architect:

The muted material palette of light-colored burnished CMU, white plaster stucco, and white-washed Douglas Fir combine to create an elegant residence.

As over half-of the building cantilevers out over the cliff face, the two-story building required a minimal footprint which takes full advantage of the expansive views to the West.