We’re not breaking any news here when we say Austin is the coolest city in Texas. It’s home to SXSW, authentic Texan barbecue, killer college football games, and food trucks galore. And yet, impossibly, Austin just got cooler. It got cooler via a lake house.
The Lake Austin House, from A Parallel Architecture, is a modern interpretation of the quintessential summer cottage, designed for all the best activities of hot season living — basically year-round in Austin.
The property is situated amid towering sycamore, cypress, and pecan trees, and includes not only a large boat dock but also a sandy beach.
The interior of the home is warm with a colour palette dominated by oak, mahogany, and cedar, inspired by its surroundings and an obvious reaction to the modern glass and limestone façade of the structure.
The relationship between the inside and outside spaces creates a harmonious balance between rustic materials and contemporary design. Cool indeed.