Sleek fixtures and sweeping views unite to create a modern space bathed in light.

These Lindsey Adelman pendants add a gilded twist to the kitchen Photographed by Chase Daniel
These Lindsey Adelman pendants add a gilded twist to the kitchen

Tucked under a canopy of trees overlooking Lake Austin sits this Texas-sized new build. Located in the heart of the Westlake area of Austin in Rob Roy on the Lake, this spot offers the perfect respite with close access to the vibrancy of urban living. A magical mix if we do say so ourselves. So, how did this oasis first come about? It all started with a serendipitous rendezvous in Cabo when the homeowners first met California-based interior designer Erica Bryen. And, as they say, the rest is history. The couple–retired CEO of Splunk and his wife, a singer-songwriter–tapped the talented Bryen to help design their dream home in Texas for their family of six. “They wanted a house where you didn’t have to leave if you didn’t want to,” notes Bryen of all the design details that were top of mind upon approaching this home build (taken initially down to the studs.) “They wanted it to be transitional but warm.” With a family of four active kids and a knack for entertaining, the end goal was clean and cozy, with fun details peppered throughout. From a swoon-worthy wine collection and salt sauna to bonus rooms and an uber-chic boathouse on the dock leading out to the still waters, each nook and corner of the home as been meticulously mapped for pleasure.

The primary bath features a salt sauna and a bath that boasts lakeside views. Photographed by Chase Daniel
The primary bath features a salt sauna and a bath that boasts lakeside views. Photographed by Chase Daniel

Designed to work off the kitchen, the living room goal was to be light and airy while still feeling warm and inviting Photographed by Chase Daniel
Designed to work off the kitchen, the living room goal was to be light and airy while still feeling warm and inviting

The bar/bonus room features sconces from Visual Comfort that compliment the unitue marble shelving, backsplash and countertop hand selected in Austin. Photographed by Chase Daniel
The bar/bonus room features sconces from Visual Comfort that compliment the unitue marble shelving, backsplash and countertop hand selected in Austin.

The lighting throughout the home provides an extra punch, including this Cubist chandelier from Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort in the office and this chic chandelier that festoons in the entryway from Lindsey Adelman. Photographed by Chase Daniel
The lighting throughout the home provides an extra punch, including this Cubist chandelier from Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort in the office and this chic chandelier that festoons in the entryway from Lindsey Adelman.

The pool boasts optimal views of Lake Marble Photographed by Chase Daniel
The pool boasts optimal views of Lake Marble

The homeowners host an extensive wine collection Photographed by Chase Daniel
The homeowners host an extensive wine collection

Each room carries its own unique personality. Photographed by Chase Daniel
Each room carries its own unique personality

DESIGN DETAILS

RESIDENCE
Single-family home

LOCATION
Austin

ARCHITECTURE
R&D Architecture
randdarchitecture.com

BUILDER
MELDE Constuction Company
meldeconstruction.com

INTERIOR DESIGN
Erica Bryen Design
ericabryendesign.com

LANDSCAPING
D-Crain
d-crain.com

RESOURCES

WESTERN DOORS AND WINDOWS
Windows and doors throughout
westernwindowsystems.com

OLLIN STONE INTERNATIONAL
Brick
ollinstone.com

COWART DOORS
Garage door
cowartdoor.com

AUSTIN IRON
Custom front door
austiniron.com

BENCHMARK
Kitchen and millwork
benchmarkatx.com

ERICA BRYEN DESIGN
Furniture and accessories throughout
ericabryendesign.com

PIRCH
Appliances and plumbing
pirch.com

VISUAL COMFORT
Lighting throughout
visualcomfort.com

LINDSEY ADELMAN
Lighting throughout
lindseyadelman.com

ARTERIORS
Lighting throughout
arteriorshome.com