Outdoor gathering space

Jauregui Architecture Interiors Construction
Austin, Texas


Project Name: Italian Elegance

Project Location: Westlake, Texas

Square Footage (finished): 16,000

Square Footage (unfinished): 6,000

Total Project Cost (include materials and labor but not land): $6 million

Homeowner's occupation: Professional Athlete

This very elegant residence is a good fit for its high profile owner, a professional ballplayer, and his family. It was of primary concern to create a highly livable home for this young family with two very active boys while also providing an amazing gathering place for superstar athletes, friends and families. The home succeeds due to a well-developed plan with great circulation and good definition and separation of public areas downstairs and family areas/bedrooms upstairs. It was challenging to achieve a sense of privacy for the outdoor living space as it is abutting two neighboring homes in the back with only a narrow creek serving as a buffer between the properties. It deserves an award for the highly functioning outdoor space achieved, which is inviting for groups of all ages. We achieved a sense of privacy by separating the expansive terrace into distinctive seating areas using appropriately proportioned columns and arches at the formal living, the kitchen, the family and the game room. Large sliding wall doors open the game room to a generous outdoor sitting area with t.v. and fireplace, which in turn flows into a large summer kitchen and bar complete with built-in pizza oven. This outdoor space renders vacations redundant and makes this house the gathering spot for all!


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