Ridgecrest Residence

Austin, Texas

Perched on a hilltop in the West Lake Hills with a peek of downtown Austin, the Ridgecrest residence renovates and adds to a mid-century modern home. The 5,574 square foot residence is designed to take advantage of the valley views and encourage seamless indoor and outdoor living experiences while using materials respectful of the place and details of the original home.

Glazing along the south walls brings in abundant natural light and wraps around the outdoor living oasis with an existing pool and patio. The living, dining, and kitchen are open concept and flow directly to the outdoor lounge, perfect for family gatherings and easy entertaining.

Originally, the main house included a detached casita. The renovation and new addition incorporated the square footage and added a second level. A master bedroom and bath tuck neatly just beyond the open tread staircase. Upstairs, two additional bedrooms with their own balconies offer views to the backyard and surrounding hills.

Exposed wood decking, wood beam ceilings, and rock walls from the original home are reinterpreted to carry throughout. Interiors are warm and inviting with plaster walls and terrazzo flooring complementing white oak cabinetry. Carefully curated art adds pops of color. Landscaping softens the exterior and a carport mimics the pool canopy.