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Location: West Lake Hills, Texas
In the 1950s, a young architect from Austin named John Watson studied under Frank Lloyd Wright and eventually came out of the apprenticeship with a profound love for organic architecture. Watson, inspired by natural forms, designed a series of one-of-a-kind homes in the Austin area, one of which is the 1978 Grotto Dome, now on the market for $1.9M. In a book on organic architecture, Watson writes that the Grotto Dome was designed to "complement and reflect a thousand-year-old rock formation in its glass facade." And in keeping with its name, the home features a recicrulating waterfall that cascades into a pool below the entrance deck, creating what Watson calls an "intimate exterior space qual to the interior of the structure itself."
The two-bedroom, 2,506-square-foot residence includes a remodeled kitchen, vaulted family and dining room, a cave-like billiards area, and what looks like a super amorphous bathroom shower. The home, which doesn't seem to come with any recent selling history, certainly has a bit of a time capsule feel.
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