This proposal for a custom residence to be located on a very steep and heavily wooded site in West Lake Hills was designed for the family of a University of Texas professor. Besides meeting the traditional needs of a family of four, the family wanted the house to have dramatic and flexible spaces available to accommodate entertaining large groups of graduate students by allowing them to flow in and out and around the house. This three story house had a central stair with cupola above which allowed natural light to enter at its core. The top level of the stair connected to a sun deck which was partially sheltered from view.




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