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Tower House

Leander, TX

This project, a wooden tower, is a counterpoint to the 1930’s lakeside stone cabin situated above of Lake Travis.
The Vision

A vertical organization of rooms allows one to inhabit this site among the tree canopy offering dramatic views of the lake and the comfort of prevailing breezes.


Akin to the layers of a cut log, bark on the outside heartwood on the inside.

“... walking up the stairs offers snapshots of the landscape as well as views, in, around, and through the building.”

Frederick E. Steiner

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Composed aperture to Lake Travis


Walls of Baltic Birch with painted plywood furnishings.

Project Team
  • Arthur W. Andersson, FAIA

  • F. Christian Wise, AIA

  • Kristen Heaney

  • Travis Greig

  • Wenny Hsu

  • Catherine Craig

  • Erlene Clark

  • Becky Joye

  • Merit - Outbuilding - Residential Architect Design Award - Tower House

    Residential Architect Design Award

  • Design Award - American Institute of Architects, Austin Chapter - Tower House

    American Institute of Architects, Austin Chapter