This transitional tile roofed home came at a time when “Tuscan” had gotten very heavy handed. The owners loved tile roofs but wanted something a little lighter and more cheerful. With a commanding position on top of a hill the home has views to the front and privacy, partly natural and partly created with an L shaped floor plan, to the rear.
The emphasis was fully on family activities. Avid readers, they needed a library, but happy to snuggle up and watch a movie they wanted a media room, too. A well outfitted craft room with ample storage shares a bath - with commercial grade stainless sink - with pool users. Mud room, breakfast booth, oversized kitchen island see lots of family and school conversations and projects. A second laundry station upstairs makes it easy for kids to do their own laundry. A built-in Miele coffee maker sees lots of use in the kitchen.
A small game room/guest living, along with its porch, affords Hill Country views. The guest bedroom, dining room and master suite sitting area also are oriented to the view. The main informal area of the home orient to the private backyard.
A historic stepped brick detail was used for the stone at the roundtop window at the dining room. A similar oversized roundtop graces the bathing area of the master bath repeating the theme. Other curves soften the home as focal points at the ends of halls and at the stairs. A wall of stone between dining/foyer and the back of the house adds texture and brings some of the outside in - relating to stone work at the terraced front yard and around the pool.