Skyline: When Outdoors Goes Inside
Meet the exceptional Skyline House in Austin, Texas, designed recently by the Dick Clark Architecture. The streamlined design of the residence complements the rural landscape of the area, while being perfectly in the place among the two ancient oaks. Let’s take a closer look at this marvelous house.
Amazing Austin Residence
Have you ever wanted to live in close proximity of the big city, while enjoying the distant views of the urban area and having the intimate and private residence, somewhere out in nature? Well, apparently that was the concept behind te Skyline residence in Austin, Texas. The house is quite large, featuring all of the main attributes of the contemporary living space. The grey tiles are contrasted by the black timber, and polished by the huge glass walls. The oaks in the yard make a wonderfull commentary of the natural origin.
The interior design of the house is very appropriate to this kind of building – stylish, very practical and contemporary on the border with minimalistic. The clients apparently prefer less details and more action. However, the main attraction of this Skyline residence is its outside views on the downtown Austin. In the evening, the urban area is especially beautifull, with all the lights and action. Here is an official information from the architects:
“On a sloping site in West Lake Hills, this house slides in between mature Live Oaks to create a strong connection to nature and establish a unique sense of place. The form of the house is long and linear, following the natural topography of the site and directing the perspective towards impressive views of downtown Austin. A stretch of sliding glass doors pockets completely into the walls, creating a 40’ wide opening between the living area and outdoor spaces. Stucco, stone and zinc create a natural and low-maintenance exterior, while floor-to-ceiling glass and deep overhangs create spaces that are both dramatic and comfortable. From the grey porcelain tile floors to the extensive black walnut built-ins, the house was designed and detailed to be easygoing and flexible. The result is a home that functions equally well for a large party as for a quiet moment taking in the sunrise”.