High Visibility

This 5,214-square-foot, Tuscan-style residence is infused with Western spirit by using indigenous materials such as rock from Texas' Hill Country along with a warm, Southwestern color palette.

May 01, 2004


Double-Bowl Vanity
Backed by a plate-glass window, the double-bowl vanity in the master bath, which won the Parade of Homes' Best Master Bath award, appears to float in midair. The granite countertop hides the plumbing for the two counter-mounted sinks. The circular, gilded mirrors above each sink mount directly to the glass.
Stained-Glass Window
A stained-glass window, custom-crafted by artist Cecilia Calderon, adorns the space above the step-up tub. The window provides graduated privacy, being opaque at its base and offering a view of distant treetops at its apex. The alder cabinetry, designed to resemble furniture, features a deep mahogany stain. The walls are faux-finished.

Photo by Paul Finkel

When builder/architect Luis Jauregui designed this 5,214-square-foot, Tuscan-style residence for the Texas Capital Area Builders Association's 2002 Parade of Homes, he infused the striking interior living spaces with Western spirit by using indigenous materials such as rock from Texas' Hill Country along with a warm, Southwestern color palette. Then he added a hint of cool, contemporary detailing just to keep things interesting.

The home, which won seven parade awards, including Best Architectural Design, sits along a fairway in Cimarron Hills, an exclusive golf course community in Georgetown, Texas. "The golf course setting created a real challenge," Jauregui says. "We wanted to achieve maximum privacy for the homeowners but still provide them with glimpses of the local flora."

With two floor-to-ceiling, plate-glass windows overlooking a beautifully landscaped privacy courtyard, the master bath demonstrates how Jauregui's design balances those two seemingly opposite goals. One window provides the backdrop for the double vanity and creates the illusion that it is suspended. The second window, oriented toward the same garden, serves as a shower wall.

Jauregui says he often stood at the entry to the master bath during the Parade of Homes to see people's expressions as they first glimpsed the room. "It was my favorite place to stand," he says.

This home was sold in September 2003.

Style of home | Tuscan

Location | Georgetown, Texas

Total square footage | 5,214

Hard costs | $235 per square foot (excluding land)

Builder/architect | Jauregui Architect Builder, Austin, Texas

Interior design | Bellacasa Design Associates, The Woodlands, Texas

2002 Parade of Homes entrant

Major Products Used | Plumbing fixtures: Pearl by Maax (tub), Concinnity (tub fixtures) | Cabinetry: Llano Cabinet | Lever handles: Brasstech (shower head), Kohler (lavatories), Concinnity (faucet) | Tub wall and shower niches: Giallo Royale | Flooring: Giallo Tumbled | Countertops: granite

Photography by Mark Knight

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