Austin City Limits: Lake Flato and Abode Transform Texas Lake House

From the driveway, the first visible structure is the combined garage and gym. Photography by Casey Dunn.

In Austin, Texas, a 50-foot lap pool runs alongside a house by Lake Flato Architects and Abode/Fern Santini Design. Photography by Casey Dunn.

In the dining area, Ingo Maurer’s chandelier hangs above Tom Dixon’s chairs and a table topped in pecan from a fallen tree on the property. Photography by Casey Dunn.

Osvaldo Borsani’s chair sits on a custom hair-on hide rug in the living area. Photography by Casey Dunn.

A breezeway passes the guesthouse before reaching the main house. Photography by Casey Dunn.

Steel and ipe compose the bridge over the pool. Photography by Casey Dunn.

A catwalk connects to an office from the master bedroom. Photography by Casey Dunn.

Phosphate-coated steel fronts another office’s cantilevered volume. Photography by Casey Dunn.

Granite tops the Western red cedar kitchen cabinets. Photography by Casey Dunn.

Custom chairs in steel and leather gather on a porch. Photography by Casey Dunn.

A swimming dock supports a screened pavilion framed in the same blackened steel as the main house. Photography by Casey Dunn.

Native grasses need little rain. Photography by Casey Dunn.

Pendant fixtures by Omer Arbel hang over the master bathroom’s resin-limestone tub. Photography by Casey Dunn.

With a 16-foot-wide barn door rolled back, the master bedroom has views of Hog Pen Creek and Lake Austin. Photography by Casey Dunn.

The guest pavilion contains a pair of back-to-back bedrooms and baths. Photography by Casey Dunn.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Casey Dunn.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Casey Dunn.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Casey Dunn.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Casey Dunn.

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