Lake Austin Retreat 12 Rear Exterior

Lake Austin Retreat

This Lake Austin home celebrates the rituals of life

The transformation of this Lake Austin home took what was a tired 1990’s pseudo-Tuscan home and made it a sophisticated abode for our entertaining loving and well-traveled clients.

Stripping away the pretentious “opulence” that the previous owners had lived with, we created an environment that is both soothing and luxurious. The opened sunroom creates 3 distinctive seating areas and is defined by an articulated wood ceiling. Oversized solid timber columns create the transition of the sunroom to the rest of the house. A veil of custom floor to ceiling steel windows + doors allows an uninterrupted view out to the site.

The soul of this home - its kitchen - is both functional and elegant. Two work islands allow this culinary family to function at both a daily level or while throwing a party. The internally focused library + bar is painted in a vibrant deep blue - flanked by floor to ceiling bookcases at one end and an 1880’s Spanish mercantile counter at the other. Storage pantries and wine rooms are discreetly tucked away out of view - creating a gracious entertainment environment. The master suite is again both functional and elegant. Its bath is a celebration where one can bathe and enjoy views out to the lake beyond a private terrace.

This home celebrates the rituals of life - to eat, bathe, sleep, laugh, and love.

Lake Austin, Texas
Patrick Ousey AIA, Pam Chandler AIA, Kristen Brown AIA, Michael Varhalla AIA
Risinger Homes
FAB Architecture / Benjamin Wood Design
FAB Architecture
Smith Engineering
Peter Vitale
Lake Austin Retreat 02 Entry Hall
Lake Austin Retreat 01 Front Exterior
Lake Austin Retreat 03 Entry Hall
Lake Austin Retreat 07 03 Sun Room
Lake Austin Retreat 04 Dining Library
Lake Austin Retreat 05 Bar
Lake Austin Retreat 06 Kitchen
Lake Austin Retreat 07 Kitchen
Lake Austin Retreat 07 02 Office
Lake Austin Retreat 07 04 Sun Room
Lake Austin Retreat 09 Master Bath
Lake Austin Retreat 10 Master Porch
Lake Austin Retreat 11 Pool