For many families today, quality time together is at a premium. The clients valued their time together and wanted to preserve it by creating a place that would facilitate family connection even as their children became older and more independent. The family didn’t have preconceptions for the aesthetic of their vacation home. But they knew one thing: they wanted something completely different from the home they lived in every day. For them, the house on Lake LBJ was about rest, recreation, and bonding. And so it became Overland’s task was to create a physical home that embodied the experiential qualities the family desired.
The house – its foundation a bulwark of slab concrete – rises like a seawall out of the water. It stretches along the brink of the lake, doting on its surroundings: the water, the granite outcropping across the lake and a pair of hills beyond. The house itself mimics this vista.
- TSA Design Award 2011
- Custom Home Grand Prize Design Award 2003
- Masonry Construction Honorable Mention Best Residential Building 2003
- TSA Honor Award 2002
- AIA San Antonio Design Honor Award 2001
- Builder’s Choice Design & Planning Award 2001
- Residential Architect Honor Award 2001
- The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award 2001
- Architectural Record, “House of the Month,” November 2004
- Metropolitan Home, “Shore Thing,” November/December 2003
- Texas Architect, “Lakeside Residence,” September 2002