Ethan’s View is the sublime tranquility of the Texas Hill Country landscape embraced by an architecture of cosmopolitan sophistication. Elegant clarity and formalist rigor unify the complex of townhouses and condominium buildings, orienting them towards the protected view down the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve to the expanse of the Texas Highland Lakes and their surrounding hills at the horizon. Steel and concrete construction steadfastly assures the silent integrity of the grid, while natural materials like stone and wood impart shelter and comfort to the residents as they behold the breathtaking vistas of raw nature unimpeded by anything but generous expanses of floor-to-ceiling glass.
Ethan's View is a multifamily residential complex of 16 townhouses and two condominium buildings containing 30 units for a total gross square footage of 205,000 square feet on a 6-acre site. Ethan's View is being developed as a component of the The Backyard at Bee Cave, a 250-million dollar project that includes 6 creative office buildings also designed by us at Bercy Chen Studio, a hotel, and other facilities, all revolving around an iconic Texas-Hill-Country concert venue southwest of Austin.
The hypothetical buyers of a condominium unit are "empty nesters" living in a typical Texas-sized suburban house whose children have moved out to attend university and start families of their own. Moving to Ethan's View would eliminate empty bedrooms while preserving a uniquely Texan lifestyle of barbecues by the pool and taking in views of the Hill Country while sitting on their very own porch, with the additional benefit of a supportive and neighborly community.