Open House: Modern Lake House is Half Cabin, Half Barn
Lake|Flato Architects designed a modern house that was made for breezy, lakefront living in the hot Texas sun. At the shared age of 50, a creative director and a financial consultant started a new life in the city where they once belonged.
After residing in the Bay Area, the couple decided to return to Austin, Texas, for a quieter existence in a more rural setting—a place where they could feel secluded outdoors and also have space for the occasional visitor.
They found five acres down a winding road where Lake Austin meets Hog Pen Creek, and the outstretched branches of oak and pecan trees shades the land. It was ideal, and the pair sought to keep it as untouched as possible.