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How do you make a home bigger without making it, well, bigger? That was the challenge presented to San Antonio designer Jana Valdez by clients who were debating whether to move or roll the dice on a huge renovation. Spoiler alert: Everybody won.
Blending modern lines with Texas Hill Country architectural style has become a regular request for Todd Glowka Builder, Inc. For a luxury home at the Monteloa Estates, steel siding, limestone, stucco, wood floors and timbered ceiling treatments, provide the feel of traditional architecture infused modern industrialism. Glowka calls the style Texas Hill Country “Transitional.”
If this Austin residence seems to almost float above and around the landscape, it is because it does. Situated on a scenic street that runs along the top of a ridge, the site is defined by an abundance of mature oak trees and a dramatic view of Austin’s beloved 360 bridge. The design team at McKinney York Architects was challenged with creating a light filled residence that would highlight the owners’ art collection, all the while protecting and preserving the surrounding oak trees.
Soon-to-be empty nesters decided to start fresh in one of West Lake Hills’ more established neighborhoods. Their vision combines Hill Country and Scandinavian influences in a home rich in organic elements — glass, stone, wood and metal.