4,338 square feet
NOTE: This house is serviced by a shuttle from Hill Country Middle School. No street parking available per Westlake city ordinance.
Located at the end of a leafy street on a canyon slope, this house belongs to a newly retired couple. After living all over the world, they wanted a relaxed home to accommodate their art, gardening, and wine-collection interests and to host friends and grown children. The woodsy site was instrumental to the design and orientation of the house and pool, which offers both seclusion and a framed city view. The entry drive approaches from below the property, so extra care was taken to anchor the house and pool seamlessly into the landscape. The understated interiors (with one exception!) serve as a muted backdrop for the homeowners’ African textiles collected while living abroad. Creative moments abound: a studio opens to an al fresco workspace; sewing machines emerge from laundry room counters; and a built-in desk disappears under a fold-down bed in the study, to the delight of inhabitants and guests.
For the convenience of tourgoers, a shuttle bus to this home will be available at Hill Country Middle School’s parking lot, 1300 Walsh Tarleton Ln, 78746.
Project Team: Heather McKinney, FAIA; Brian Carlson, AIA; Andrew Green, AIA
Contact: mckinneyyork.com, 512-476-0201
Main floor ADA accessible.
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