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TOM KUNDIG, FAIA, RIBA, DESIGN PRINCIPAL

“My favorite part of this project is how the building engages the site. We were able to very surgically insert the home into the ravine, leaving the landscape in its natural state as much as possible. As a result, we delivered a house that serves the lifestyle of our client and creates a super exciting perch to look out over the hills to the city of Austin beyond.”

Client Testimonial

"We absolutely love our kitchen! The design team at Leicht was such a pleasure to work with. They worked with us to make sure that our kitchen was everything we needed an more. "

Client Vision

Named Caddy Shack, this modern home is designed for a former professional golfer with a luxurious hilltop landscape.They wanted warm neutrals and natural light, providing a blended harmonious aesthetic to suit its surrounding nature.

Neutral Colors and Sweeping Views for this Modern Kitchen

DESIGN PRINCIPAL: Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA 

DOOR STYLE

Matt glass Program IOS-M color GM286.277 Black slate

PANTRY

F-45 color KM286 Black slate

Handles 817-286

COUNTERTOP

Glass by Leicht and Porcelain

A home that elegantly navigates the constraints of its challenging site. From the main entry at the top of the hill, the landscape drops away almost immediately, morphing from suburban neighborhood to steep, rocky ravine. Caddy Shack revels in this condition, hovering over the rugged terrain to capture sweeping views of the surrounding landscape and Austin skyline beyond.  

At the public, street-facing side, the home’s long, low profile creates a bridge across the landscape, framing  glimpses of the hillside below its central volume. Rusted steel siding harmonizes with the neutral colors of  the surrounding brush and rocks, and allows the home to balance dual impressions of strength and lightness.  An attached garage echoes this expression, punctuated by clerestory windows to capture natural light. Inside  the garage, a workstation provides dedicated space for the client, a professional golfer, to tune his clubs. 

Full Windows and Steel Accents for Natural Luxury

The kitchen steals the show as you step onto the steel catwalk and custom entry door, painted to match Porsche’s Mexico Blue. Inside, the spacious living room features a full-height window wall overlooking the ravine. In the attached kitchen and dining room, a custom light installation illuminates and unifies both spaces. Throughout this space, wood floors and ceilings are complemented by blackened steel accents, fostering a warm and comfortable interior. This environment easily transitions outside to a generous deck with a pool and hot tub. 

The hallway and master suite are just beyond frame wide views and link to a narrow steel catwalk that extends over the ravine, providing a unique experience of the landscape. Below the master suite, a guest suite takes advantage of the empty volume between home and hillside, hanging suspended from above.

The Beauty of an

Open Floor Plan Kitchen

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Featured Accessories and Materials

Orlando - Wood Laminate

The Orlando program is a scratch-resistant, melamine resin-covered laminate front with a wood pattern and texture. The use of laser technology produces edges with flawless precision. This program is gorgeous and extreme durability. Learn more about the technologically advanced processes involved in creating flawless Leicht cabinetry materials.

Credits

Olson Kundig Architecture

DESIGN PRINCIPAL

Tom Kundig

PROJECT MANAGER

Bob Jakubik

PROJECT ARCHITECT

William Kemper

INTERIOR DESIGN

Laina Navarro

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Jon Luce Builder

CIVIL ENGINEER

Blyel Engineering

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

PCS Structural Solutions

PHOTOGRAPHY

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