COVE HOUSE


Location: Austin, Texas
Completed: 2012
Design Team: Gary Furman, Philip Keil, Christine McManus, Taylor Borchert, Arthur Furman
Contractor: Dalgleish Construction
Landscape Design: Mark Word Design
Interior Design: ABODE Fern Santini
Photographer: Nick Johnson

This remodel of a 1980s home is located on a narrow peninsula in Lake Austin. Working largely within the constraints of the existing footprint, the house was transformed from a series of walled rooms to this open arrangement. The entry courtyard was redesigned to allow visitors to penetrate deeper into the property, enhancing the entry transition. New panoramic windows allow the inhabitants to take in the natural surroundings, with massive sliding doors connecting the living room with the new screen porch, engaging in views of the lake beyond. Overcoming the challenges of the lot as well as the geometries of the existing floor plan led to an unexpected design, which takes full advantage of this spectacular place in Austin's landscape.

Recognition:
Urban Home Magazine, "Tranquil Transformation", Summer 2016
Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, "Beautiful Kitchens and Baths", Spring 2015
"Hill Country Houses", Cyndy Severson, 2014
CompleteHome.com, "Picture Perfect: Lakeside Luxury Living", 2014
Custom Home Magazine, Outdoor Space Merit Award, 2013
LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine, Magazine Cover, 2013