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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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Alissa Engelage wrote:
Could you tell me the type of stone that is used and the name of the pattern that is used?
   Comment   December 5, 2012
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We are interested in color and pattern of the stone. Can you provide us with the information?
August 17, 2013 at 7:21PM     
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sidhu002 wrote:
Could you identify the stucco color on this lovely home? thanks so much
   Comment   April 30, 2012
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Cornerstone Architects
You can check with Butterfield Custom Homes at 512.563.6045.
May 1, 2012 at 9:13AM   
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It's Travertine - cream!
last Thursday at 10:59PM   
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rosie7 wrote:
Hi I really need to know where i can find this door? Please help. Thank u.
   Comment   April 20, 2012
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Hi Rosie. We can custom design this door for you. Please contact us at or visit our website
March 27, 2013 at 10:01AM   
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what is the title that was used here travertine?
July 1, 2013 at 7:59AM   
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jrague wrote:
I live in Jonestown, I am in search of this exact door. Can you tell me where you ordered this?
   Comment   July 6, 2011
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Did u click on "more info"? I would email the question to the architects or builder. Include a link to the photo.
July 6, 2011 at 8:20PM   
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Cornerstone Architects
The doors are from Doors and Company in Austin.
June 14, 2012 at 2:02PM   
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lisaclinton wrote:
Can you please tell me the wood species and colour of the entrance door.
   Comment   September 1, 2012

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