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The Hills of Lakeway - Casita Updates

Greetings, dear subscribers! Today, we’re thrilled to share an exciting update on our casita project in The Hills.


  1. Permits Secured: After diligent efforts, we’ve secured construction permits from both The Hills Property Owners Association (POA) and the Hurst Creek Municipal Utility District (MUD). These green lights mean we’re officially on the move!

  2. Hausman Homes Takes the Lead: They’re orchestrating site preparations, ordering materials, and coordinating sub-contractors. The foundation work is underway, laying the groundwork for something remarkable.

  3. Visual Progress: The project is gaining momentum, and we’re committed to keeping you in the loop. Expect more updates as we approach the next milestones: a final inspection by our structural engineer and the pouring of concrete into the foundation formwork.


Stay tuned, Lakeway enthusiasts! This journey promises innovation, craftsmanship, and a touch of magic.




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The Hills Casita Rendering - Lakeway Tx

Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
The Hills Casita Rendering - Lakeway Tx

Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
The Hills Casita Rendering - Lakeway Tx

Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
The Hills Casita Rendering - Lakeway Tx

About The Hills Casita


The 900 sq ft casita, nestled among large heritage oaks, seamlessly extends the existing home. Its purpose? To simply provide a private office space, lounge and guest room to an already gorgeous home in The Hills.


Architectural Design Features:


  • Modern Simplicity: The casita wears its modernity with grace. A pristine white exterior, unadorned yet elegant, catches the eye. Clean lines and a flat roofline hint at minimalist sensibilities.

  • Transparency and Connection: A generous glass door beckons, blurring boundaries between indoors and outdoors. Sunlight dances across stained concrete floors, inviting warmth and contemplation.

  • Symmetry and Balance: Windows peer out symmetrically. They frame views of the garden, capturing the changing seasons—a visual rhythm that soothes the soul.

  • Historical Echoes: Stone, weathered and timeless, wraps around the base. It whispers stories of generations past, grounding the casita.

  • Garden Integration: Soft landscaping embraces the casita.


Interior Features of the Casita:


  • Wall Paneling: The walls wear a rich, dark green paneling. This isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about texture and depth. The paneling adds character, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Imagine running your fingers along its smooth surface—the tactile delight of quality craftsmanship.

  • Wood Trim: Pay attention to the details—the edges around windows, doors, and the ceiling. That’s where the wood trim comes into play. It frames each opening, defining spaces within the open layout. The trim isn’t merely functional; it’s an artful touch that ties everything together.

  • Built-In Millwork: Crafted seamlessly into the wall, they serve both form and function. The millwork is like a secret handshake between the architect and the space.

  • Furniture Arrangement: Picture a brown leather sofa, facing two white armchairs. Between them, a round coffee table awaits conversations over steaming mugs. An area rug anchors this cozy setup, its pattern echoing the casita’s character.

  • Office Nook: Across from the seating area, sunlight spills onto a black desk. The desk chair invites productivity, while the view outside—framed by wood-trimmed windows—inspires creativity. Here, work merges with daydreams, and ideas take flight.



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The Hills - Lakeway Texas

Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
Construction progress in The Hills - Lakeway Tx

Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
Temporary tree protection

Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
Temporary construction access and covert

Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
Overall location - double lot.

Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
Formation of Grade Beams and Foundation

Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
Underground plumbing for the bathroom and kitchenette
Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
Underground plumbing for the bathroom and kitchenette

Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
Membrane and Rebar Placement

Lake Austin Motif Architects Custom Lake House Home Austin Texas Architecture
Membrane and Rebar Placement


Why Backyard Casitas and ADU's?


Are you considering ways to maximize your property’s potential? Auxiliary Dwelling Units (ADUs), guest houses, home offices, and backyard casitas are becoming increasingly popular for homeowners who want to enhance their living spaces without relocating.


An ADU is a separate dwelling unit on the same property as a single-family home that is smaller in size and regulated by the City of Austin’s Land Development Code. An ADU can substantially enhance your home’s market appeal and value. When you choose to sell, having this extra living space can make your property more enticing to potential buyers.


ADUs offer the chance to create passive income. Whether you opt for long-term rentals or utilize platforms like Airbnb for shorter stays, the additional unit can enhance your financial stability. In summary, ADUs offer flexibility, financial benefits, and the potential for multigenerational living—all while enhancing your property’s overall value.





Renovation and Addition projects in Lakeway


Are you feeling overwhelmed by the idea of Approval Drawings for your home renovation project?


Let Motif Architects help you through the process with our "Permit ready drawings". Our team ensures accurate and detailed documentation that adhere to schedules, reduce costs, and help you execute your project within your timeline.


We'll work with your design vision, and take care of the rest... including collaboration with contractors and assisting with your local jurisdiction for approvals.


Don't let Approval Drawings hold you back from your dream home renovation. Contact us today!


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We provide full architectural services thought-out the greater Texas Hill Country


 

To learn more about this exciting project, please check out our project page.








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