On a particularly picturesque piece of land on the Colorado River outside Austin, architect Sean Guess has created a beautiful single-level home providing residents with unfettered views of the river and a prime example of Texas-style indoor-outdoor living.
This 52-foot wall of glass, which includes both fixed and operable panels, lets in tons of natural light.
Each of the eight panels of glass measures 6 feet by 11 feet.
The homeowners wanted unimpeded views of the river.
But it’s the 52-foot window wall – nearly 600 square feet of glass – that is the crown jewel of the home. “It actually gives you a sense of being outside when you are inside the home,” Guess says. “It’s a very dramatic space and serves to highlight the experience between the home and the waterfront.”
The architect did away with supporting columns and replaced them with a 64-foot clear-span steel beam.
Architect Sean Guess, Faye and Walker
Builder Paul Mulligan, Mulligan Construction
Engineer Dennis Duffy, Duffy Engineering