Starting with a small 1970s-era "French Style" structure on a hilltop, our goal was to preserve the site's large live oak trees while creating a larger and more transparent house, allowing the landscape to flow through the space. A muted palette of materials at the lower level allows the view of the landscape to dominate.
Architect: Specht Architects

Main Photography: Casey Dunn & Taggart Sorensen

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Modern home with Exterior, House, Brick Siding Material, and Stucco Siding Material. Photographer: Casey Dunn Photo  of West Lake Hills ResidenceView Photos

Photographer: Casey Dunn

Modern home with Outdoor. Photographer: Taggart Sorenson Photo 2 of West Lake Hills ResidenceView Photos

Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

Modern home with Outdoor. Photographer: Taggart Sorenson Photo 3 of West Lake Hills ResidenceView Photos

Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

Modern home with Living Room, Rug Floor, Chair, and Floor Lighting. Photographer: Casey Dunn Photo 4 of West Lake Hills ResidenceView Photos

Photographer: Casey Dunn

Modern home with Living Room, Standard Layout Fireplace, Chair, Sofa, Wood Burning Fireplace, and Floor Lighting. Photographer: Taggart Sorenson Photo 5 of West Lake Hills ResidenceView Photos

Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Sectional, Chair, Wood Burning Fireplace, and Standard Layout Fireplace. Photographer: Taggart Sorenson Photo 6 of West Lake Hills ResidenceView Photos

Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

Photographer: Taggart Sorenson Photo 7 of West Lake Hills Residence modern homeView Photos

Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

Photographer: Casey Dunn Photo 8 of West Lake Hills Residence modern homeView Photos

Photographer: Casey Dunn

Photographer: Taggart Sorenson Photo 9 of West Lake Hills Residence modern homeView Photos

Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

Modern home with Kitchen, White Cabinet, and Dark Hardwood Floor. Photographer: Casey Dunn Photo 10 of West Lake Hills ResidenceView Photos

Photographer: Casey Dunn

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Chair, Ceiling Lighting, and Pendant Lighting. Photographer: Casey Dunn Photo 11 of West Lake Hills ResidenceView Photos

Photographer: Casey Dunn

Photographer: Taggart Sorenson Photo 12 of West Lake Hills Residence modern homeView Photos

Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

Modern home with Bedroom and Bed. Photographer: Casey Dunn Photo 13 of West Lake Hills ResidenceView Photos

Photographer: Casey Dunn

Photographer: Taggart Sorenson Photo 14 of West Lake Hills Residence modern homeView Photos

Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

Photographer: Taggart Sorenson Photo 15 of West Lake Hills Residence modern homeView Photos

Photographer: Taggart Sorenson

Modern home with Bath Room. Photographer: Meg Mulloy Photo 16 of West Lake Hills ResidenceView Photos

Photographer: Meg Mulloy

Photographer
  • Casey Dunn
  • Taggart Sorensen

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