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Friday Eye Candy: Austin’s Grotto Dome

by UrbanTurf Staff

Friday Eye Candy: Austin's Grotto Dome: Figure 1

We are bringing back Friday Eye Candy for the remainder of the summer, and starting off with a unique home in Austin, Texas designed by a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Architect John Watson designed this two-bedroom home dubbed the Grotto Dome in 1978. It doesn’t bear that much resemblance to the work of Watson’s famed mentor, but it certainly has a one-of-a-kind look.

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In Watson’s own words:

“The Grotto Dome in Austin was designed to complement and reflect a thousand-year-old rock formation in its glass facade. A recirculating waterfall cascades into a pool below the entrance deck creating an intimate exterior space equal to the interior of the structure itself. A 50 ft arched visor of unite cantilevers over the glass wall and protects the sitting area from sun and rain.”

The home recently hit the market for $1.9 million. More photos below.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/friday_eye_candy_austins_grotto_dome/8815

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