Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Home of the Week -- Westlake Contemporary



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.

9 comments:

sheila said...

Wow! love this - like luxury camping:)

Becca Watson said...

It's a neat looking house, thats for sure.. It would be cool to know people that live in it so I could hang out there, but as far as living in it myself, it's not my cup of tea..

gina said...

Very cool, the house has great lines and features.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I can see the Wright influence. It's unuaual and beautiful. Like you said, Sandra...it does sort of look like a yert.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Heee. The inside of Dr. Doolitle's snail!!

I like it...love the inside/outside influence. Very unique!!

Erin said...

Wow this is quite the house. Only 1.5 million huh! Have a great day!

hkki said...

beautiful house.
There may be a discount because of the economical crisis.
:)

Alicia said...

Yes, I could live here...

dec0r8or said...

Oh, I think I could definitely live there too!! It's beautiful--especially the view out the bathroom window--crazy cool!