2508 N. Cuernavaca Drive, Austin, TX
Price upon request
2508 N. Cuernavaca Drive
Austin, TX, United States
Austin, TX, United States
THE 2019 AIA AWARD-WINNING MODERN MASTERPIECE Striking modern masterpiece on 3.8 wooded acres designed by celebrated Austin firm Alter Studio. The remarkable residence and pool house have both been featured on AIA home tours as well as several publications and are exceptional examples of Hill Country modern living. Located just off the shores of Lake Austin, the lush property is filled with native foliage and heritage oak trees into which the house seems to nestle. Alternating planes of board-formed concrete and burnished wood paneling traverse outside to in; the layered textures provide a rich yet restrained backdrop to the surrounding natural beauty. This modern residence is an architectural work of art and has received many national and regional awards, including The 2018 Architecture Master Prize, 2017 American Architecture Award, 2016 AIA Austin Honor Award and 2016 IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Excellence in Design Award. SERENE, REFINED SPACES FILLED WITH LIGHT The interior is illuminated by unique interplays of light filtering in from vast windows and well-placed skylights through unique ceiling treatments. Glowing cabinetry and wall treatments contrast with simple concrete floors to provide a serene and refined atmosphere. The well-conceived floorplan offers discrete rooms that also feel connected, creating spaces to both relax and recharge and to celebrate and entertain. Guests will enjoy wandering from indoors to the multiple outdoor living areas, pausing to fill glasses from the hidden wine tap. The primary suite is a sanctuary, with corner windows surrounding the bed and inviting the landscape inside. A glass-walled shower opens to a secluded patio with an alfresco shower. The second floor features a bedroom, exercise room, office and wet bar which opens to a rooftop deck with miles-long views. Sumptuous furnishings by Minotti and Walter Knoll are available for purchase. In addition to the privately gated entry with audio and video controlled by cell phone, the property features a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, Crestron automation of TV, music, and lighting throughout both properties, plus control of MBR drapes and in-ceiling TV in the primary suite, and a 24’ Big Ass Fan in the pool pergola for even the hottest summer days. OUTDOOR LIVING THAT CELEBRATES THE LANDSCAPE Designed by Mell Lawrence Architects, the pool house anchors the outdoor living experience and features a kitchen and bath, living room and bedroom plus storage. Celebrate the outdoors with friends and family splashing in the pool, playing bocce or grilling up dinner in the summer kitchen. End the evening gathered around the Rumsford-style fireplace watching the stars twinkle through the vine-covered pergola. The surrounding landscape was designed by Hocker Landscape Architects and features structured, simple hardscapes, including a raised board path that wends through native plantings and contrasts with the tangle of nature beyond.