Lake Austin Cabin, Texas

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Lake Austin Cabin, Texas

Contemporary Home in Texas, USA – design by un.box studio, architects

Nov 29 + Apr 5, 2017

Lake Austin Cabin

Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Design: un.box studio

Lake Austin Cabin

Lake Austin Cabin Texas

Photos: Leonid Furmansky Architectural Photography

Synopsis: Small Austin lakefront cabin retreat just a few miles outside of downtown.

Lake Austin Cabin Texas

Lake Austin Cabin Texas

The project sits on a beautiful 5-acre Cyprus tree lined Lake Austin waterfront oasis that lies just a few miles outside of downtown Austin. The 480 sf cabin consists of a single kitchen-living-dining room, bath, storage space, and deck. The lot, nicknamed ‘the Narrows’, is a 100’ wide 5 acre heavily wooded lot that has been owned by the Youman family since the 1970’s, and other than a small dilapidated shed, had never been previously developed. Plans had been developed in the past for large multi-family homes as an investment, but Sandy and Dudley just wanted a small place to unwind in retirement.

Lake Austin Cabin Texas

Sandy wanted a simple and unique cabin that would be ‘married to the land’. We chose natural materials that would be as maintenance free as possible for years to come. Our material palette consisted of ipe wood, steel, glass, and concrete. The ipe rainscreen system allows the walls to breathe naturally while the floor-to-ceiling face-glazed custom steel windows allow uninterrupted waterfront views. The canopy over the deck and low board-formed concrete planter wall (overflowing with fresh herbs and native plants) frame the lake views.

Lake Austin Cabin Texas

Other wildlife visitors, such as deer and coyote, try to steal the spotlight within this framed view by inhabiting the front wooded lawn area. The cabin is used as a weekend family retreat for Sandy and Dudley, their children and grandchildren, and extended family, hence the name “Cousin Cabana”. Sandy and Dudley also use the cabin for entertaining, a private group Pilates class, and a launching pad for their adventurous son, Rick, to wakeboard and mountain bike the nearby trails.

Lake Austin Cabin Texas

Lake Austin Cabin, Texas – Building Information

Building Designer: un.box studio
General Contractor: True Build
Interior Design: Schoening Interior Design
Landscape Design: Tait Moring & Associates Landscape Architects
Structural Engineer: JM Structural Engineering

Lake Austin Cabin Texas

Lake Austin Cabin Texas

Photographer: Leonid Furmansky Architectural Photography

Lake Austin Cabin, Texas information received 050417


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