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.
Large openings and massive glass also enhance the sense of space inside the house. At 4,479 square feet on a 0.8-acre lot, the house isn’t as large as some of the neighboring Mediterranean-style mansions, but the seamless visual and physical flow from the interior to the exterior creates capaciousness.
“We’re pretty much wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling glass,” Ames says. “And then we carried that into the railings outside, so you’ve now got glass looking through glass into this spectacular view.”
Specifying vast amounts of glass in a variety of sizes and configurations, including some custom, was easy, Ames says. “We went to Western Window Systems and asked them to design the openings we wanted, and they nailed it.”