A fun and funky mix of modern and rustic styles characterizes this elegant and comfortable home in Lakeview, Texas. Alterstudio architecture must have chosen the theme “let the outside in”, as the use of natural materials such as wood and stone integrates the house into its natural surroundings.
Large windows that invite nature as well as outdoor areas for dining, entertaining and relaxing blur the boundaries between inside and outside. One notable feature is an outside deck that emerges from two living trees that continue through the overhanging roof!
There are some rustic touches like the brick fireplace with its stovepipe style fireplace that is centrally located to warm both the dining room and a seated conversation area. However, the modern lines of this Lakeview residence give the house an updated feel of elegance and style, with a touch of homely charm.
The use of wood for floors, paneling, and accents makes for a calming and relaxed atmosphere, and the spacious, open floor plan prevents things from feeling stuffy or formal.
The outside areas of the house are remarkable: the pool and sundeck are on a sloping hill with breathtaking views over the tree tops and the green hills that stretch into the distance. Adjacent is a dining area on the back porch of the home with ceiling fans adding to the hill breezes for an al fresco picnic feel for casual dining and entertainment.
Tree-shaded sidewalks invite you to stroll through the landscape. The exterior contours of the house are mostly angular, but with some unexpectedly curved elements that feel more sculptural and blend back into the organic shapes of the natural world.