Texas, United States
Texas-based architectural firm Cornerstone Architects designed this fabulous Mediterranean Transitional residence in Austin for a couple who were captivated by the maturing live oaks scattered on the property. Cornerstone Architects described the project on their website, “The layout and organization required a deft compilation of spaces around these gorgeous trees. The design for the new home was inspired by the client’s fascination with the classic forms: traditional shapes and proportions, yet simple, clean and elegant in presentation. Natural light was critical in every room. Continuity and flow from each room demanded a virtuosic progression from public to more private areas awash in light. Upon entry, the dining area, great room and kitchen all lead your gaze to a large glass wall that opens to the outdoor lanai and a sequence of oak trees. The kitchen wraps around the corner and opens to a large arched window framing a twin-bole live oak sitting in the south courtyard. The large great room overflows gently into the library, breakfast and sitting nooks avoiding any hard transitions. All rooms ultimately display the land’s original inhabitants: the majestic oaks.” The award-winning residence was built by BFR Homes with interior design by Andrea Leigh Interiors. Photography by Chase Daniel and Buff Strickland.