- Design Ecology
Scout Island Residence is an award-winning architectural masterpiece by alterstudio. Thoughtfully designed and carefully executed, this showcase residence has a subtle but distinguished presence within an established Austin hillside neighborhood.
One of our all-time architectural favorites. Defined by exquisite details & extraordinary quality, this home is warm and inviting. It presents a sense of “suspension”, both literally and figuratively. One is treated with deliberate “surprises”, as one casually strolls through the home. Strategically-placed windows offer beautifully-framed views of the home’s tranquil surroundings.
A transparent corridor, at the entryway, appears to be floating over a pair of reflecting pools. Welcoming symmetry draws the eyes toward this glass-encased “bridge”, the centerpiece that connects two “wings” of the residence. The “life of the house” is directed inwards - a center courtyard. Glass seamlessly integrate nature with the interior space. The owners embrace minimalist interiors with a calming palette, punctuated by the warm accent of custom wood paneling. Window walls, at the rear of the home, offer treetop views, as if one were suspended in nature.
A private sanctuary to be experienced. Features an “airplane cabin” media room and deeded boat slip. Rare ownership opportunity of a showcase waterfront residence.
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South-facing roof (20 degree pitch) pre-wired for 15 kW photovoltaic panel system, projected to reduce annual energy bill by approximately 85%