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As any architect will attest, truly outstanding houses often begin with a single big idea — a must-have feature, a must-see vista or a pivotal architectural challenge — around which the design coalesces.
Time — or the lack of it — and distance made it difficult for an Austin family to get full use out of their second property on a nearby lake. So, they sold the lake house and asked architects April Clark, AIA and Ed Richardson, AIA if they could “bring the lake home.”
For Austin-based architect Chris Sanders, this Mexican-inspired outdoor living space is both an homage to the beauty of “Big Sky Country” and treasured memories of times past. Built on his in-law’s 6,000-acre family ranch in the unincorporated Duval County, it’s the ideal place to cool off on a summer day or for a leisurely evening of rooftop stargazing.
Built especially for the Greater San Antonio Builders Association 2018 Parade of Homes, this clean-lined beauty fits right in at the breathtaking new Miralomas master-planned community near Boerne.
For several years now, one of the most popular trends in contemporary architecture has been the emphasis on connections between indoor and outdoor spaces. Another big trend: lack of clutter. This home, located in west Austin, is a prime example of a dramatic residential renovation that brings these themes to life.