Budget Breakdown: This Svelte Lakeside Retreat in Austin Cost Just $446K

Budget Breakdown: This Svelte Lakeside Retreat in Austin Cost Just $446K

By Lauren Jones
An architect teams up with Faye and Walker to build a white gabled lake house overlooking Texas Hill Country.

Jeff Gunning has been a commercial architect in Dallas for 35 years, but when it came to his own home to be perched above Austin’s Lake Travis, he called in fellow architect Sean Guess of Faye and Walker Architecture. He wanted something simple, elegant, modern—and most importantly, budget-conscious. Having seen some of Guess’s other projects ("I actually found Sean from a story in Dwell," he remarks), Jeff knew that the architect could bring the brief to life.

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