Cornerstone Architects
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Cortona Residence Front Exterior contemporary-exterior

Cortona Residence Front Exterior

This Westlake site posed several challenges that included managing a sloping lot and capturing the views of downtown Austin in specific locations on the lot, while staying within the height restrictions. The service and garages split in two, buffering the less private areas of the lot creating an inner courtyard. The ancillary rooms are organized around this court leading up to the entertaining areas. The main living areas serve as a transition to a private natural vegetative bluff on the North side. Breezeways and terraces connect the various outdoor living spaces feeding off the great room and dining, balancing natural light and summer breezes to the interior spaces. The private areas are located on the upper level, organized in an inverted “u”, maximizing the best views on the lot. The residence represents a programmatic collaboration of the clients’ needs and subdivision restrictions while engaging the unique features of the lot.

Built by Butterfield Custom Homes

Photography by Adam Steiner

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January 31, 2014
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The builder for this home was Butterfield Custom Homes.
    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 9:23AM
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September 18, 2012
trudiahart wrote:
lOVE these windows! Who makes them? - Windows please?
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I'm not sure of specifics but the glass is by IG glass in Austin.
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Is the plans for this house available and from whom. What type of foundation?
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May 16, 2012
debperl wrote:
light fixtures - What brand are the light sconces? They look great with your design!
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do you have any info about the railing?
    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 1:26PM
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We actually made those outdoor wall fixtures. I'd be happy to work with you.
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February 2, 2012
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Butter Lutz Interiors, LLC
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it's a tongue and groove walnut door veneered over a solid panel, front and back,- no moisture is getting in
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April 3, 2013
rmicsoniu wrote:
Stone - What is the stone used on the exterior walls? Thank you.
April 1, 2013
jane wrote:
Hi. What is the railing material? Thanks !
December 10, 2012
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