More and more clients are interested in contemporary style homes with lots of natural light, such as this one. Our design approach to this style of home is quite different from the old-world design style, or any other style for that matter. This style requires a perfect balance and symmetry, while paying attention to subtle details like how the sun will hit the room during various times of the day and cast shadows.

To understand this home, you need to know that it is in the floodplain on a lot with a tight view corridor to the water. This lot owner was disappointed when we began building the large home on the adjacent lot and thought the view was all but lost. Ready to give up, we talked them into giving us a shot at designing a home that would still capture the views and fulfill all their wishes. They absolutely loved the design we produced, which is in their budget as well.

It features a round wine room with tiny champagne-colored glass tile and wrought iron racks. So, the wine will be surrounding the round tasting table with views out to the lake from one direction and views out to the Hill Country to the other direction.