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Tower House / Andersson Wise Architects

  • 01:00 - 22 October, 2010
Tower House / Andersson Wise Architects
Tower House / Andersson Wise Architects, © Art Gray
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Leander, TX, United States
  • Architects

    Andersson Wise Architects
  • Project Team

    Arthur Andersson, Chris Wise, Kristen Heaney, Travis Greig
  • Contractor

    Curtis Gravatt, Construction Arts
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Art Gray
© Art Gray

From the architect. There are a few small limestone cabins from the 1930’s located along Lake Travis, the longest of the Highland Lakes that terrace the hill country west of Austin, and they are used primarily in the summer. One such cabin sits on a slope rising from the water under a canopy of native oaks and cedars. It had one large room, a little sleeping room, a kitchen, and a porch facing the water.

© Art Gray
© Art Gray

Our clients requested two additional bedrooms with baths and a living area for larger groups to gather. We chose to locate the new sleeping quarters in a separate tower. Two small bedrooms occupy the first and second floors. Above, a third level terrace opens to a panorama of the lake and distant rolling hills. On this terrace, some thirty feet above the ground, even the hottest summer afternoon can be enjoyed under a roof open to the prevailing breezes blowing in from the lake. The original stone cabin is now juxtaposed with a vertical tower of wood, rising up out of the forest and into the bright Texas sky. The Tower draws you up to see the lake, barely visible at ground level through the thicket of trees.

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