There is something unmistakeable about a house that has been designed and built by an architect who has lived on the site and is absolutely passionate about what they do. There is careful attention to every detail. There is the feeling that each room is placed on the land, exactly where it was meant to be. Beautifully set into the hills just west of downtown Austin, the Ledgeway Home draws visitors in the moment they set foot on the property. The home was owned, designed and built by Design Build firm Franke:Franke, including all landscape architecture. Steel, stone, walls of glass and expansive mahogany windows blur the line between interior and exterior. Following the natural topography of the site, a pool appears effortlessly below the main house and is strategically framed to create a private oasis. Tucked away adjacent to the pool and under the core of the home is an additional outdoor room with fireplace, sauna, pool bath and barbeque area with views to the perennial garden. Unwavering attention to the detail of alignment, shape and symmetry infuse the home with a sense of calm and rightness. Careful orientation and the use of rough and homed limestone create a feeling that the home simply emerged from the surrounding hills, while placement of each window makes the most of the city and surrounding views, keeping nature always close at hand. The unique home was even featured on the American Institute of Architects tour. With downtown less than 5 miles away, and under 2 miles to all grade levels in the Eanes School district and Westlake High School, this home was masterfully crafted to welcome the modern family to the Austin Hill Country.