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 lake view.
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.
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.