This was a design/ build project by Joel Webb Architecture. The primary idea was to build upward in order to take advantage of the panoramic views of Lake Travis, and the hill country. It is composed of a poured-in-place concrete structure with a roof deck, as well as cantilevered decks off of the front and back sides of the house in order to maximize use of the house to take in the beautiful surrounding landscape. It is clad in native Texas limestone, and sandstone.
Due in part to an almost 100% masonry deed restriction on the project, the exterior cladding is a combination of exposed concrete, a native mixed color limestone, and sandstone for the quoins.
Sun room, with oversized skylight and full breadth glazing wall.
Custom designed steel entry gate.
Dining room with large glass storefront windows, and over-sized skylight.
Spiral stair that gives access to roof viewing deck, and roof garden.
Texas limestone and sandstone exterior cladding, with aluminum windows.
Poured-in-place, commercial grade concrete structural system offers strength, durability, fire-resistance, pest-resistance (termites), and potential for open, column-free spaces, and sculptural expression.
Formal entry with extended concrete stairway.
Natural lighting in main stairwell.
Living room with backlit cove ceiling, and one of many custom built-in sculpture niches throughout the house.
Photo taken from Lake Travis, showing overall context of home situated in the site.