Originally built in 1958, this house backs up to the Bright Leaf Nature Preserve. While perfectly situated to overlook uninterrupted treetops, the home’s layout was internally focused. Beyond opening up the interior and adding floor-to-ceiling glazing, a new kitchen replaced the closed-in patio, and a back deck was added along the entire length of the house. In addition to new finishes throughout, the exterior was updated with Ipe, paint grip metal, and a private courtyard. The owners now enjoy an open plan, outdoor living space, and a home updated to today’s Austin lifestyle.