Shore Vista Boat House is located on a bend in Lake Austin across from Canyonland Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas. The site is suggestive of the elliptical form that maximizes the beautiful views of the undulating hills beyond. Rounded edges of the dock, along with the curved glass railing, peel away, allowing more of the landscape to be captured into the visual frame. Access is provided to the lake level via a series of stepping‐stones and a sweeping, gently inclined, curved stairs to the second level. A lowered beach area, allowing one to ease effortlessly into the water, is strategically located at the basin of a waterfall, providing endless hours of enjoyment for the owners’ young children.