AIA Austin Premier Party - The Best House on Earth?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Austin Modern Living

I've seen a lot of great architecture, but nothing like this.
Last night the AIA held their annual Premier Party for this year's AIA Austin Homes Tour.  The house chosen for the party was maybe the perfect house. It was flawless. Our small entourage spent most of the evening searching for the smallest of imperfections, looking for off-scale dimensions, looking for tacky material choices, looking for typical lazy-Austin-but-still-luxury-home-craftsmanship, looking for even a tiny mis-directed grout line behind a toilet...but we were left empty handed...this was the perfect house.  Saddend by our disappointment, we put away our rulers and levels and humbly returned for more artichoke dip and lamb chops.  Designed by Patrick Ousey, AIA of FAB Architecture this houses is truly...perfect.  Most 8500 square foot homes in West Austin lack the right scale and massing to make the home feel inviting, elegant, gracious, austere and comfy all at the same time.  From material choice, to scale, to execution, this house is as perfect as I've ever ever seen...and I want to to live there.   (Will someone please loosen the lending guidelines.)  Will the rest of the AIA Austin Home Tour live up to this magical home?  We'll see...

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