One of Austin’s premier neighborhoods, Spanish Oaks has a distinctive architectural style and feel. This home is ideal for the neighborhood. The lot had a number of challenges for a family with young children. First, the slope of the lot made it difficult because it sloped at an odd angle (instead of front to back like most lots). Next, the neighboring lots needed to be screened for privacy.

The Jenkins team designed a home that would address all of these issues in a way that met the client’s style objectives and also met the architectural committee’s requirements. The entry takes guests through a small courtyard and into the home. Once inside, the home’s surprising layout is revealed. The outdoor living area capitalizes on the lot’s flat section, which happens to be on one side. So all of the outdoor living is on the side of the home, instead of the back. This creates a nice flat yard for children to play and ample space for the pool and entertainment area. It also allows for a very large window wall that opens up the Great Room completely to the outdoor living. Because there is no neighbor in the immediate site line of that side, it gives the family the best of both outdoor living and privacy.