Casa de las Lomas

Location
West Lake Hills, Texas
Type
Residential
Size
8,000 Sq. Ft.

Overlooking the hills of Austin, Texas, this residence captures exemplary views as well as cooling southeast breezes through an open courtyard design. With a long view of the residence’s sustainability and longevity in mind, solid masonry construction and modern materials were employed. The expressive aesthetic of rough-hewn stone, Moorish motifs, and a tiled concrete dome reminiscent of Southern Spain feels at home in the Texas landscape.

Entryway lit up at night
The parapet of the main entry
creates a dramatic silhouette
against the Texas sky
Watercolor of Casa de Las Lomas
Sketch of Casa de las Lomas
Detail of stone archways
Domed roof
Decorative tile surmounts the
double height Mudejar-domed
library, connecting the upper level
to the master suite below
Arched stained glass windows flanked by wooden bookshelves
View of a domed ceiling from below

The upper level accommodates public spaces such as the principal room, music room, kitchen and dining, as well as an outdoor dining loggia; all are focused on the breathtaking views.

Kitchen with marble counters and glass bulb chandelier
Arched stained glass window
Sitting area with iron chandelier and fireplace

Improved thermal efficiency was achieved through the use of aerated autoclave concrete block. 

The exterior walls achieved an
expression of “found stone”
through the use of different types
of stone from quarries across Texas