Cottam Hargrave designed this modern home located in the scenic hills of Austin, Texas. Its heavy stone and concrete base anchor the home to its hillside site, creating an immediate sense of permanency. The upper portion employs a lighter steel-framed structure, with tall, light-filled volumes composing the primary living spaces. Hargrave aimed to instill a sense of craftsmanship and endurance into the home, choosing to focus on construction detail and forego incorporation of technological components. The most visually striking element of the home is definitely the pool, which is formed from concrete and cantilevers from the front of the house. The water spills over its edge and into a trough, creating a dizzying view for its users.
See the rest of the house after the jump.