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Island Cove Residence

Bringing home Venice

  • Location Austin, TX
  • Home Size 10,470 sf
  • Completed 2010

Inspired by the historic waterfront palazzi along the meandering canals of Venice, this residence is a direct reflection of the owner’s fervor for Italy’s Floating City and a repository for their collection of furniture, art, and architectural antiques. Simple building forms wrap the site to form private courts, large entertaining spaces, and intimate gardens. Exquisite plaster finishes, European hardwood windows, hand hewn stone, Venetian light fixtures, and Italian mosaics transport guests to another time and place, while modern conveniences, including an infinity pool, outdoor kitchen, and dual boat slips, evince its modern setting.

Island Cove Residence Exterior
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Island Cove Residence Courtyard
Island Cove Residence Courtyard 1
Island Cove Residence Exterior Staircase
Charles and his team seemed to delight in perfecting the little details, and one of the architects even accompanied me to Venice to make sure all the i’s were dotted and the t’s crossed. Chas Architects were involved during the entire building process, and it came together perfectly. A Prosecco toast to them!
Homeowner

Island Cove Residence Hallway
Island Cove Residence Staircase
Island Cove Residence Staircase Ceiling
Island Cove Residence Kitchen 1
Island Cove Residence Kitchen
Island Cove Residence Living Room
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Credits

  • Builder Sereno Homes

  • Interior Design CC Design: Charyl Coleman

  • Landscape Design Tait Moring & Associates

  • Photography Mark Knight Photography