NEO-PRAIRIE STYLE


This Neo-prairie style home with its wide overhangs and well shaded bands of glass combines the openness of an island getaway with a “C – shaped” floor plan that gives the owners much needed privacy on a 78’ wide hillside lot.

Designed for the 2010 Parade of Homes it won 5 awards including:

Best Innovative Design
Best Family Room
Best Master Suite
Best Game Room

This home also won Best One-of-a-Kind in the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin MAX Awards Competition, as well as the WR Colman Award of Excellence, Best of Show and First Place in it's category in the Texas Institute of Building Design Competition.

All of the major rooms open out onto the courtyard where the angular pool repeats the design motif of the angled interior stair.

Designed for a young family, the home allows parents to monitor children’s outdoor play from virtually every room in the house and even from a hanging bed on the master porch.

The guest suite is well separated from the rest of the home and affords occupants courtyard view and access.  The kitchen, while open to the rest of the house also opens up to a beautiful hill country view.  The master suite includes a flex space that can serve as home office, dressing room, or nursery depending on the family’s needs and the master bath has direct access to the laundry room.  There is a spot to drop your laptop, pay bills or take off your shoes by the backdoor.  The upstairs game room, with both a distant view and a courtyard view, is separated into two areas – one for children and one for adults so kids can be within sight but doing their own activities.

The division between indoors and out is blurred by lots of glass strategically placed for good sight lines but to avoid views of the grill area or of neighbors.

Many green features were incorporated in this energy efficient house not the least of which is that HVAC units are within conditioned space.  And, the piece de resistance, the eccentric pivot front door invites you into this clean but warm contemporary home.  As one Parade attendee said, “I just feel good when I walk into this house!”