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Westlake Drive House by James D. LaRue Architecture Design

By Eric Meunier


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Austin-based studio James D. LaRue Architecture Design has completed the Westlake Drive House project.

This 4,722 square foot contemporary home consists of three separate building structures and is located on a very steep lot in Austin, Texas.

Westlake Drive House by James D. LaRue Architecture Design:

“Located on the 12th fairway of a west Austin golf course, this sleek house sits snug into the steep hillside showing off an impressive, hill country contemporary physique to the commuters above and golfers below. Its one-story street profile camouflages its size and complexity while the low-pitched roofs and clean horizontal lines cause the structure to seamlessly blend into the surrounding environment.

The overall design of this 4,722 square foot home consists of three separate building structures, each housing different functions but all flawlessly connected by bridges, breezeways and ‘streets’. A cantilevered steel entry bridge hovers over an impressive, cave stone covered retaining wall creating a sunken garden below with a cool continuous breeze. An abundance of windows, a glass enclosed bridge to the Master Suite and a glass lined stairwell allow for golf course views from nearly every room while erasing the separation of indoors and outdoors.

Stone walls that continue from the exterior to interior, lend in drawing nature inside. Complete with a pool, outdoor kitchen, fireplaces and several seating areas, the outdoor living space blends naturally with the surrounding environment creating a modern but warm appearance. Despite the challenging terrain, this sophisticated, Texas contemporary home merges with ease into the hillside presenting a sophisticated look to the passing golfers while enjoying a coveted view of the golf course.”

Photos courtesy of James D. LaRue Architecture Design
Source: Contemporist

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About Eric Meunier

Currently the Owner and Chief Executive of HODYO Design, Eric Meunier's expertise in the design industry spreads over 20 years. He was the driving force behind HomeDSGN's early success, founding this website in 2011. Today, he loves to channel his passion for design into remodeling houses and transforming interior spaces with his keen eye for detail and architectural finesse. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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