Sneak Peek | Austin Outdoor Living Tour

Spectacular pool designs, creative outdoor kitchens, cool cabanas, beautiful gardens – these are some of the features you can get excited about finding on the Austin Outdoor Living Tour on Saturday, June 1. Here’s your chance to explore some of the most stunning outdoor residential spaces in Austin – be sure to grab your tickets!

Expect between 5 – 7 incredible homes on the tour, most of whose interiors will also be open to tour-goers. To whet your appetite, we’ve put together a sneak peek of 3 of the homes that are confirmed. Check these babies out!


The project scope included a covered cabana, pool, decks,entry gate and stair to the existing house. This transformation of the rear yard is an extension of the owner’s living space as well as their work space. The existing single story structure serves as the owner’s office. The custom steel gate designed to match the decorative concrete block is the main entrance.


An eye for detail and art guide every project toward the perfect balance of utilitarian and aesthetic value. This backyard is focused on color and light. Cooking and playing are equally important here, with plenty of different sitting areas for people to gather. Color-changing LEDs, recessed cans, and lights shining down from trees brighten every corner of this yard, and a fire pit in the recessed sitting area provides warmth and comfort. The playscape, also featuring color changing LEDs, is both an area for children to enjoy, and a vibrant piece of art.


This Hill Country Contemporary home by James LaRue Architects and Shoberg Homes sits nestled on a sloping lot in West Lake Hills. The 5500 square foot, story-under plan is a perfect family plan. The exterior features native limestone and leuders, stucco and metal siding and roof. The outdoor living features an expansive patio off the kitchen, breakfast and family room. With the glass 3 panel sliding doors open and the electric solar screens down it allows the patio to be an extension of the living space bringing the outdoors in. The pool sits just one step away from the patio and features an infinity edge on three sides and a raised infinity edge spa. Other outdoor spaces include an exterior dining area off of the kitchen, as well as a private gated motor court that doubles as a basketball court and bike riding area – away from traffic.

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