Red Oak: A Contemporary Oasis in Austin

Step into the serene world of Red Oak, an architectural masterpiece nestled in Austin, Texas. Designed by Larue Architects, this contemporary house merges elegance with nature through its distinctive curved glass walls, providing limitless views and a flawless transition to the outdoors.

The property’s signature ‘butterfly’ roof and tranquil water elements complement the lush surroundings, offering a peaceful retreat within the city’s dynamic environment.

Modern house with large windows, overhanging roof, and waterfront view.
Modern living room with large window overlooking a lake.
Elegant interior with two blue armchairs, floor-to-ceiling windows,
Modern dining room with colorful ceiling sculpture and fireplace.
Modern dining room with colorful ceiling installation and glass walls.
Modern kitchen interior with large windows and lake view.
Modern kitchen with blue island, dining table, unique pendant lights, and neutral tones
Modern corridor with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a lake.
Modern room with grand piano, blue chandelier, and lake view.
Modern bedroom with blue armchairs, colorful rug, and abstract art.
Elegant bedroom with a vintage bed, modern lamp, and vibrant textiles.
Modern bathroom with blue swirling wall pattern, round mirror, and decorative lights.
Modern bathroom with marble sink, large round mirror, and minimalist decor.
Modern bathroom with a large window overlooking a lake.
Modern lakeside patio with oval ceiling cutout, sleek furniture, and reflective water
Modern waterfront home with glass walls and outdoor seating area under a pergola.
Modern house with clean lines, expansive windows, and a courtyard.

About Red Oak

Innovative Design Meets Nature

Curved glass walls define the main residence, introducing a gentle contrast to the sharp angles of the floating roof. These walls not only soften the architectural lines but also provide uninterrupted views and a strong connection to the outdoors. Furthermore, the ‘butterfly’ roof over the living area beautifully echoes the flowing water that surrounds the home.

A Haven for Multi-Generational Living

Three separate guest casitas, linked by a shared roof, offer a welcoming space for families spanning generations. A walkway, seemingly suspended over water, connects these spaces while blending seamlessly with the tranquil landscaping. Together, the casitas and the main house intricately navigate the land, paying homage to the mature red oak trees and the property’s water features.

Photography courtesy of LaRue Architects

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- by Matt Watts