Nestled into the landscape at the
top of the hill, this captivating Italian elevation is inspired by the
architecture of Italy’s most scenic regions. The home presents a simple
front expression to the street, with elegant details enhancing a smooth
stucco finish. Progressing through the entry tower allows the rest of
the house to reveal itself as the dynamic massing of the clustered
building elements successfully conveys an attitude reminiscent of
groupings of villas in tranquil Tuscan hill towns.
Overall, the plan demonstrates a fluidity and high level of function
for a large 7,000sf, three-story home, with an L-shaped footprint
designed to take advantage of the courtyard areas and views of Lake
Travis beyond. Throughout the home, inner spaces meld into outer zones
and views, extending the spatial and visual boundaries of the rooms and
infusing the spaces with daylight.
A wine room and bar extend the livability and warmth of a library lined
with bookcases and a fireplace.
The living room on the third floor was designed as a quiet place to
retreat and take in the tranquil views of the pond, waterfall and pool
below as well as the landscape and lake beyond.
An airy master retreat features a flexible sitting area, serving as a
possible den or even nursery, while a luxuriously large shower
highlights the owner’s bath.
Another wonderful space is the Casita located just beyond the outdoor
living room. With a full bathroom, covered porch and views to pool,
this detached Casita is a wonderful independent dwelling that remains a
viable part of the main house.