Lake Travis, Texas 2009
Acquavilla, the lakeside home, is a 10,000 square foot residence located above the shores of Lake Travis outside of Austin. The home features a central breezeway which emphasizes views through the home to the lake and provides access to the pool. The pool features a four-side negative edge design with both a hot and a cold tub rising out of the pool creating a sculptural effect that resembles “boxes of water.”
The facade of the home is treated in custom water jet cut aluminum metal panels designed specifically for this residence with the fleur-de-lis “Acquavilla pattern”. These panels provide a shading effect and were awarded “Best Green Innovation” by Green Builder Magazine in 2010.
This unique home has been featured in over two dozen magazines, 3 books, two television shows on the Discovery Network, and a major motion picture starring Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett directed by Terrence Malick and scheduled for release in 2015.
Design Team: Winn Wittman
Builder: Home as Art