Backyard Pool Tops Off Overgrown Texas 'Cottage' Near Lake Austin

Location: Austin, Texas

Price: $2,400,000

Set among oaks near the banks of Lake Austin, this cottage-style house packs a lot of features into 4,200 square feet. Thanks to a high-peaked roof, the interiors enjoy soaring ceilings, including 28 feet of headroom in the living room. Wide, multi-paned windows let in light and allow views of an idyllic backyard, where a huge swimming pool is surrounded by old growth trees and a spacious patio. All of this casual luxury is rendered in a simple, if dull, style, but something certainly more subdued than one might have come to expect from Texas. The price, $2,400,000, is more in keeping with "everything's bigger in Texas."

Presented by

Curbed.com offers its daily witty, urbane take on architecture, real estate, and neighborhood news in nearly a dozen cities across the U.S., and on its flagship Curbed National site, where House of the Day, written by Rob Bear, appears.

The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it. They are repulsed by it."

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

Video

What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

Video

Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

Video

Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

Video

How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

More in National

Just In