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Cortona Exterior contemporary-exterior

Cortona 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 18, 2015
Miller Home Design wrote:
What is the approximate square footage of the house; it is lovely
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This home is approximately 6,573 total heated square feet.
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December 28, 2012
vshapiro wrote:
Who manufactures the sliding doors? - Who manufactures the sliding doors? Thanks!
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hi... please check out the next link:
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May 14, 2012
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Yes, it is a custom plan.
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I want to add a wall of windows like this to a Living Room (the wall is 22'), but I saw some posts that a span of this size would be close to $100k including structural. Can this be?
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abbyfenn wrote:
Windows - Are these brown or white windows?? (They have a brown exterior and white interior)..

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