Contemporary Austin Home Exteriors

Influenced by traditional farmhouses and the booming local tech scene, current Austin home exterior styles blend rustic and industrial materials for a chic, Texas contemporary look. See what the hottest Hill Country designers and architects are creating right now.
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April 13, 2015

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Evening View of Cabin Home With Stone Walls & Concrete Walkway

Warm, outdoor lighting highlights the beautiful natural textures of this cabin home. A concrete walkway leads the way to wooden entryway columns and a blue front door. Stone walls, a rock bed and a mulched yard add lots of neutral colors and rough textures which allows the polished wooden siding to stand out as the focal point.

Sage Green Craftsman Farmhouse

Sage green board and batten siding mixes with neutral stone accents to create this beautiful farmhouse. A warm wood front door and coordinating awning complete the Craftsman-inspired exterior.

Ranch Home Stone Exterior and Pool

Creating an outdoor space that can be enjoyed year round, this ranch home's pool and spa are heated and equipped with an electric cover to protect them from nearby trees.

Contemporary Home Exterior Boasts Brown, Gray & Red

Hues of soft gray, warm brown and bold red combine to create an eye-catching color palette for this contemporary home's exterior. Concrete pavers carve out a walkway to the front porch.

Sunset Over Mediterranean Swimming Pool

This enchanting Mediterranean oasis features a serene swimming pool and hot tub. At night, the home glows thanks to exterior and landscape lighting.

Charming Bungalow With Beautiful Landscaped Yard

A beautiful landscaped yard sets the stage for this charming bungalow with Craftsman appeal. The home's neutral exterior helps it blend with its surroundings.
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Red and White Ranch Home Exterior and Courtyard

Enter this incredible red and white ranch home through a courtyard and up onto the front porch. The tower on the right houses the kids' and guest rooms. The stone area is a winding stairway leading to an observation deck.

Texas Ranch Home With Luxurious Pool & Spa

Life in Austin, Texas, is all about outdoor living, and this home does that in true Texas style with a luxurious infinity pool and spa.

Lodge-Style Ranch With Welcoming Front Porch

Rocking chairs line this expansive front porch, making the lodge-style ranch feel cozy and welcoming.

Green Home with Country Accents

Because of the "soupy" soil conditions, the foundation of the house was built specifically to keep it afloat."The house had to be designed so that it was like a box so it would sit on top of the ground," designer Felicia Foster says. The gravel landscaping was also instrumental in preventing drainage areas from impacting the home.

Rustic Home With Energy-Efficient Design

This relaxed home was created for Tim Brown and his family. A large focus was placed on making the home as energy efficient as it is aesthetically pleasing. The placement on the site was key in keeping it a low-energy-using home. With lots of cross ventilation and clerestory windows to vent heat, the home's energy bills are half the amount of a typical home in this area. A rainwater collection system was also incorporated to catch 100 percent of the home's potable water.

Contemporary Home Boasts Well-Manicured Yard & Flagstone Walkway

A flagstone walkway leads the way to this beautiful contemporary home. A well-manicured lawn and shrubs surround the pathway.
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Modern Home Features Stunning Ipe Facade

Two sections of the 16-foot ipe screen encasing this modern home dramatically unfold, revealing the home's formal dining room. Two steel box windows also break up the ipe screen. The top floor of the home boasts walls of windows for uninterrupted views.

French Country Home With Arched Entry

This beautiful French country home features bay windows, arched French doors and a cream stone exterior.

Contemporary Home With Linear Design

Because the location of this home was on the side of a cliff overlooking the surrounding area, the designers wanted to emphasize the beautiful view. In doing so, they opened up the living room and kitchen, added several large windows to bring in the natural light and added a screened-in porch for comfortable outdoor seating.
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Swimming Pool and Neutral Stone Ranch Exterior

This stone ranch home wraps around its pool and yard, creating a gorgeous and cozy area to relax and entertain.

Rustic Home With Minimal Landscaping

This relaxed, rustic home feels secluded with miles of surrounding land. Landscaping is kept to a minimum with shrubs and ornamental grasses to allow the energy-efficient home to be the main focal point.

Modern Prairie Home With Stone Accents

This modern prairie-style home features low-pitched roofs with broad overhangs, long strips of window and a flashy lime-green door.

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