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.
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.
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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.