980 - TOUR – Award-Winning Lakefront Estate
• Mette Aamodt, AIA | CEO | Aamodt/Plumb Architects
Date: 11/09/2017 |
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Event Location: MEET AT TOUR DESK
LUHs: 1.5 |
HSW: Yes |
Through October 02: $60.00
Through November 03: $60.00
Onsite November 03: $60.00
Winner of the 2017 Architizer A+ Awards for the category of Architecture + Stone.
This house on the banks of Lake Austin is the center of family and social life, a place to raise children and to entertain guests in the area and visiting from far away, and a base for getting to know and appreciate Austin.
The site is unique in its size and character; it is relatively flat, with dozens of mature trees providing a canopy of shade that allows the grass below to flourish. It has a large frontage on the lake, as well as on a canal that is popular for boating and fishing. The property is also located directly opposite Mount Bonnell, a high point and landmark in the area, which is beautifully illuminated every evening at sunset.
The concept for the house was to embrace the site and the views, work around the footprint of the existing trees, and enhance the opportunities for outdoor living. It is warm and inviting, yet sufficiently grand on approach from the entry drive, and casual and comfortable on the lake side, where most of the family’s time is spent. Because this house is intended to serve the family for several generations, it is energy-efficient and built with high-quality, long-lasting materials such as local limestone.
*Courses marked "SD" may qualify for Sustainable Design for the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners."