Atop the hills of west Austin with spectacular views of the lake and skyline, this residential compound creates a variety of settings for day-to-day living and entertaining. The project consists of three elements: the main house with connected apartment, the cliff house, and the children’s cottage. A roof garden on the cliff house conceals it from the main house. A series of waterfalls and a terraced path connects the two buildings. The rich materials include Leuders limestone, exposed mahogany rafters and copper roofs.