Transparent walls and Japanese design cues define this renovated home in an Austin suburb.

The home’s location was ideal: off a secluded street, on an oak-shaded property, with a wide-open, fabulous view of Lake Austin and the surrounding hills. But the home’s appearance was less so: a dated brick-and-stucco exterior with heavy masonry porches, and inside, tightly packed rooms that divided rather than unified.

Transparent walls and Japanese design cues define this renovated home in an Austin suburb.

Transparent walls and Japanese design cues define this renovated home in an Austin suburb.

Chase Daniel

Owner Jiro Okoshi brought his Japanese-American heritage (his ancestors were in the samurai class), Kim Okoshi brought her passion for modern design, and together with Clark Richardson Architects, they transformed the place into a home worthy of its view.

The team focused on interior modifications, blasting through load-bearing walls and replacing them with steel beams in order to open up what architect Ed Richardson calls “interior void spaces.”

Chase Daniel

Chase Daniel

See the full story on Dwell.com: A Home High Above Lake Austin Balances Perfect Views With a Wabi-Sabi Aesthetic
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