At a first glance, this transparent and inviting residence envisioned by Cornerstone Architects in Austin, Texas, seems literally out of place. A generous swimming pool with fountains, spectacular views from its many terraces and an overall impressive level of transparency are just some of the highlights displayed by the Spanish Oaks Residence. As the name of the project suggests, the architects aimed at developing a home with a powerful coastal design and feeling.

A few original elements stand out: “The light exterior stucco paired with geometric forms and contemporary details such as galvanized brackets, frameless glass and linear railings achieves the precise coastal contemporary look the clients desired. The open floor plan visually connects multiple rooms to each other, creating a seamless flow from the formal living, kitchen and family rooms and ties the upper floor to the lower“. Paintings and other artistic works animate the spaces, adding a touch of elegance and personality.