Waterside Retreats: Texas Lake House With Sprawling Porch

This open-concept remodeled 1980s home in Austin, TX has walls of windows for spectacular lake views. A screened-in wraparound porch provides the perfect place for outdoor entertaining, while a smaller porch off the living room includes a fireplace for cozying up on cooler nights.

Photo By: Nick Johnson

Photo By: Nick Johnson

Photo By: Nick Johnson

Photo By: Nick Johnson

Photo By: Nick Johnson

Photo By: Nick Johnson

Photo By: Nick Johnson

Photo By: Nick Johnson

Photo By: Nick Johnson

Photo By: Nick Johnson

Photo By: Nick Johnson

Photo By: Nick Johnson

Photo By: Nick Johnson

Photo By: Nick Johnson

Porch Overlooking Lake

One of the most beautiful new details of this remodeled home is a new porch overlooking the lake. Sliding screen doors connect it with the adjacent living room.

Open Exterior and Tree

This 1980s home was originally constructed of a series of enclosed rooms, which meant its spectacular location was little admired. Now, an open concept layout with walls of windows mean the interior gets treated to lake views from every corner.

Porch With Wraparound Lake Views

One of the new additions to this 1980s home on the edge of Austin's lake was a screened-in porch. A casual sitting area lets residents get lost in those panoramic views.

Home Exterior and Tree

The surrounding landscape of this Austin home is taken full advantage of with walls of windows and big porches and patios.

Contemporary Living Room With Huge Windows

New floor-to-ceiling windows let residents feel a part of the beautiful surroundings, even when they're indoors.

Contemporary White Kitchen With Huge Windows

It's impossible to believe this home once felt dark and cramped. Now panoramic windows make every room feel like part of the outdoors. The kitchen's unique windows arch up and over the room, meaning washing dishes is suddenly a lovely assignment.

White Galley Kitchen With Lake Views

A long island with barstools means that it's easy to keep the chef company and take in yummy lake views. The room's light-colored palette doesn't compete a whit with the natural surroundings.

Eat In Kitchen With Brown Banquette

At the end of this long kitchen, a built-in banquette in cozy brown makes a pretty spot to grab breakfast. Windows that go up to the ceiling let in those gorgeous lake views.

Contemporary Dining Room With Peace Sign

A bank of tall cabinets create an easy boundary between the kitchen and dining room. The fact that they stop short of the ceiling keeps the visual flow between the two areas and allows for maximum natural light to filer through.

White Sitting Room in Master Bedroom

This master suite has a unique sitting area that wraps up and around where the bed and nightstands are. Built-in bookshelves and cabinets make sure there's plenty of storage.

White Contemporary Bedroom With Lake View

This bedroom feels serene and peaceful, washed in white and cream, with a corner window looking out onto the lake.

Entry Courtyard and Deck

The unusual entry into this beautiful home is through a courtyard, allowing visitors peeks into the rooms and giving them a feel of being instantly welcomed and embraced by the architecture.

Patio and House Exterior at Night

A screened-in porch opens directly onto this lakefront patio, where a cozy seating area keeps warm around the fire pit.

Garage With Lake View and Scooter

Even the vehicles get treated to views in this luxurious lakefront home in Austin. Open doorways connect the garage to the yard and home.