Austin Oasis : It’s All About The View

 

Now that my brother has moved back to Texas, settling in a beautiful area of Austin, my family is able to see them more.  In fact we just took a road trip a couple of weeks ago to celebrate his birthday.   As hot as the Texas summer is it didn’t stop us from languishing out back every second we could.   The key to beating the Texas heat – swimming pools!  And that’s exactly where we spent most of our time.  With the water and the view we stayed cool and content all weekend long.   The first thing my brother did  when they purchased the home was design an infinity edge pool and had it installed immediately to take advantage of the amazing view and help beat the heat.  When you’re floating in the pool you feel like you could float right over the edge.  With the captivating view, the comfy pool, family all around (and a sister-in-law who doubles as a gourmet cook!) it was a great little mini vacation.  Take a look at their amazing views from the backyard.

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Would you ever get tired of looking at all that beauty?  I know I wouldn’t.  I’m afraid they may see more of us than they would actually like now that they’re here in Texas!

 

I was able to get them this great iron furniture from one of my “to the trade only” sources.  It looks great and fits into each little patio area perfectly.

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My brother, Randy, and sis-in-law, Gloria, relaxing on one of the decks in the outdoor living area.  The attractive, comfy furniture is from the same “to the trade” source.  The house is two story and wraps around to form an “L” shape with more decking and an upstairs balcony off the master bedroom overlooking this amazing view.

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More great, comfy furniture from the same series works perfectly in this space on the other side of the house.  Great place for napping and reading. 

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Friends came over to help celebrate the big day!

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Ever the gourmet cook here’s a sampling of some of the great food Gloria prepared.  We had pork taco’s, fried fish, shrimp, and much, much more.  Delicious!

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Me and my man enjoying the view, the food and the company.

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My cute, little parents trying to endure the heat, just happy to be with their kids and grandkids.

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My “cute as a bug” great-nephew, Aiden.  He loves visiting his Nana and Papaw’s house.

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And when we did decide to move inside for a minute or two, this is what we got to enjoy:  Marble floors, custom draperies, beautiful furniture in an elegant environment.  And the view out the window?  The same as from the backyard.  Breathtaking!

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My brother built this console himself in the dining room.  Gloria did the wall niche in a Ralph Lauren metallic faux.  Great look, huh?  And I love the way she accessorized her table.

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Is it any wonder why I say they might actually wonder what they’ve gotten themselves into?  We feel like we’re at a resort with our very own chef when we’re there.    Now if I could just get a massage on the balcony while I gaze out at the view.  Hmmmmmmm………

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