Lake Travis Residence was designed by Hsu Office of Architecture and is an imposing modern home located near Austin, Texas. According to the architects, “this two story custom residence utilizes a bisecting plan to offer flexible open space and respond to the grade of the site. Natural materials such as wood siding, stacked ledge stone and stucco are used to tie into the landscape. A large butterfly roof and expansive windows capture views and embrace the surrounding vista“. Some of the materials used for the exterior finishes are also present indoors, contributing to a sophisticated, yet cozy atmosphere. The interior design is contemporary and features plenty of inspiring details.  A generous room on the bottom floor is separated (by a modern staircase leading to the upper level) into dining and living area. The bedrooms are located above and have floor to ceiling windows, allowing the inhabitants to fully enjoy the surrounding landscape. [Photography by Lars Frazer]