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A Boomerang-Shaped House With Canyon and City Views of Austin

08.24.21 | By
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Ravel Architecture designed a single story home perched on a steep slope in Austin, Texas. Working with the curvature of the land, the boomerang-shaped house is configured to maximize 180-degree canyon and city views. The opposite side of the house is designed for privacy due to the busy road. Clerestory windows top high walls that allow light in without prying eyes. To the south, a private den and kitchenette open out to the covered deck and pool.

exterior of modern house with walkway

A walkway leading to the front door runs adjacent to the driveway. The exterior wall of the house is punctuated with a protruding box window that frames views looking inside as well as out.

walkway along side of modern white house

wooden front door on white house

exterior and driveway of modern white house

walkway by side of modern house and driveway

box window on house exterior

walkway and stairs leaving modern house

modern interior of house

The northern side the home is open with a kitchen, dining room and living room overlooking the canyon through black-framed floor-to-ceiling windows. The ceiling slants up from that side to a series of clerestory windows making the space appear larger and lighter.

modern kitchen in black and wood

living space with slanted ceiling

modern bedroom looking out to canyon

Behind the kitchen is the main bedroom and bathroom with their own stunning views.

modern bathroom looking out to canyon

hallway in modern house

The southern wing features a hallway with three ensuite guest bedrooms in close proximity to the pool.

living room looking out through windows to outdoor deck

exterior view of modern house on a hill

night shot of a modern house with lights on

boomerang-shaped house at night

modern house at night

layout of modern home

Photos by Chase Daniel, via BowerBird.

Check out another jaw-dropping home by Ravel Architecture here!

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.