Inspired by the famous Glass House in South Africa, a contemporary home capitalizes on the Hill Country's breathtaking views.
In a private, West Austin community known for its traditional luxury estates, the Spanish Oaks home of Nandan and Jyostna Arora stands out, not only for its modern architecture but for its use of light and space.
Each room in the 8,609-square-foot home—even the laundry room—features a breathtaking view of the Hill Country. It also has a soundtrack: the rippling sounds of Barton Creek from more than 50 feet below.
Now on the market for $2.75 million, the two-story contemporary home, built in 2013, was inspired by the work of South Africa’s Nico van der Meulen Architects, known for the stunning Glass House in Johannesburg. Jyostna Arora wanted a wide-open environment with an abundance of natural light. Some of his favorite memories include "sitting by the large windows in comfortable chairs looking out at the Longhorns below the cliff, or watching it rain, or reading, curled up with a cup of tea enjoying the view," he says.
Wrap-around glass doors open up onto outdoor entertaining space, including an infinity-edge pool, spa, and fire pit, as well as ample balconies. When you want to feel more tucked away, the property features two casitas, each with their own entrance. Melissa Roberts and Bailey Perkins of Realty Austin, 512-228-1834