On a long and narrow lot overlooking a private golf course in the luxury home community of Spanish Oaks in West Austin, Texas, sits a hacienda full of surprises.
The first revelation: A bright and airy, open living space – on the second floor. “This lot was really challenging. And how we did this one was to solve it with what we call an over/under,” says architect Brett Ames, president of Ames Design Build. “We put the main living area on top, and it has spectacular views.”