One of the neatest things about living in Austin is how artsy and unique the city is. Even some of the homeless have creative signs ("Will work for beer," etc.)
Austin can be an architect's paradise, because almost anything goes. Most people would think that philosphy is quite recent, but I suspect it's been around this funky city for a long time. This week's home is a pretty good indicator of how unique an architect might've been more than 30 years ago.
Situated on a wooded acre in the beautiful suburb of Westlake, the mls listing calls this home, built in 1978, a living sculpture. It is a stone and glass structure designed by John Watson, described in the real estate listing as a student of Frank Lloyd Wright.
The interior of the home kind of reminds me of the interior of the snail in the original "Dr. Doolittle" movie or a yurt. Outside, there's a pond, stream, waterfall and negative edge pool. Sadly, the photos aren't the best, but you can still get a great idea of the home and its surroundings.
In keeping with the uniqueness of the home, there is only one bedroom. Funny that the mls list touted the school district. It would be hard for a family with young children to share this house, in spite of its 2500 square feet. If you don't have to worry about accommodating children, this home can be yours for $1.5 million.