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Luxury living on a lake at Mod Cott, Texas


Austin-based architectural practice, Mell Lawrence Architects, have designed the Mod Cott project. The luxury property on lake is a private family home and can be found on Lake Buchanan, Texas.

According to the architects: “A simple metal volume perched on a bluff offers targeted views of the lake below. The guesthouse and weekend retreat complements a nearby stone residence and although it is ‘on the grid’, its 14 solar panels collect enough energy to power its intermittent use. Rainwater is collected from the roof for household use and the xeriscaping requires no irrigation.


“The contemporary Texas property is oriented to the south, its galvanised metal exterior punctuated by windows that frame vignettes to the east and west. A partition wall separates the elongated rectangular interior and supports the lofts structure, which appears to float above the glazed joist spaces. Fir decking creates both ceiling and loft floor, and is repeated in the super sized wainscoting and stair screen wall.

“Thirteen-foot doors further expand the modest volume, opening to the south to capture the view, prevailing breezes, and sounds of nature.”

Images courtesy of Mell Lawrence Architects


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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October 4, 2013 | Property | View comments

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