Lake Austin Reimagine
Architect/Designer | B2 Architecture + Design, LLC
Builder | Vogel Builders
Photographer | Come and Shoot It Photography
Because of the lakefront location with incredible views of the city skyline, a strictly cosmetic remodel was not enough to do the 1980 home justice. transformation was required. The team was tasked with adding square footage, updating and transforming the entire home, while maintaining the existing footprint; additional impervious cover was prohibited. Total demolition was not allowed, requiring a percentage of select existing walls to remain.
To comply, the design team reconfigured rooms to fit the footprint, added a third story, and cantilevered the master bedroom. The outdoor space was enlarged using decking, and a hot tub was added inside the pool. Structural challenges included reinforcing existing retaining walls, adding a steel sub-structure and eliminating outdated raised floors. Modern luxuries include an elevator, home automation system, terrazzo and Ann Sacks flooring, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, Fleetwood windows, a glass wall system, and Eggersmann cabinets.