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Spirit Lake House by James D. LaRue Architecture

James D. LaRue Architecture designed the Spirit Lake house in Austin, Texas.

From the architects:
An Austin couple purchased a stunning, sloped, acre and a half lot with tons of trees and vowed to have a house designed to save every last one of them. They hired an architect with a knack for designing homes with a soft contemporary flare and an equal desire to let the lot design the house and ended up with these spectacular results.

The home is a 2 story, upside down house with an office and balcony overlooking the tennis court on a third floor. The family consists of 5 kids ranging from ages 5 to 12 and two adults. They wanted spaces that they could all work and play in together without having to participate in the same activities. The Game Room boasts a perfect view of the tennis court and the outdoor living below gives a view of the pool. Both of these rooms have doors that can be thrown open completely to make them a part of the outside.

The stone on the house is a local limestone that is mixed periodically with a fossil stone. This feature is found on the interior of the house as well. The house has very little art on its walls because of the wonderful natural stone and wood features placed through out each room.

The house has a wonderful livability and flow to it within its nearly 9,000 square foot spaces. It was made to function well for this large family with details such as a low refrigerator drawer at kid height in the island for snacks. It was also made to be aesthetically pleasing with its numerous windows and repeated horizontal line details. The house has a bit of a tree house feel to it from the formal spaces.

When designing the home, the architect and owner both agreed they are fans of Frank Lloyd Wright house “Falling Water”, and though there are no features of the house that are borrowed from this great design, it does share some common themes and feeling.


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