Waterstone Condominium Development

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, 2009

Site characteristics and the desire to create an unusual merger of landscape and living drive the design of Waterstone, a collection of 71 condominiums on Lake Travis.  Replacing a subdivision originally planned for low-density, single-family homes, the development inhabits the landscape with minimum intrusiveness while offering the privacy and convenience of single-family homes.  The structures are strung along a single contour to minimize cut and fill and the disruption of plant material. Parking and roads are tightly clustered around the units to maintain the sense of being in a natural environment.  The units face strongly to spectacular views and ideal natural light conditions; large, shaded patios connect inhabitants with the outdoors.  Materials and colors, including local fieldstone, help the buildings merge gracefully with the site and reflect the character of Central Texas.