Bercy Chen Studio Creates Stunning Waterfront Peninsula Residence


A home with Asian and European influence in glass, stone and steel. The home has many eco-design features that help lower the electricity cost on the owner.

Near the back of the home is the multi-functional kitchen and breakfast area. The kitchen has rich dark wood cabinetry coupled with high end appliances and a brassy-finished island. The island is separated into two distinct halves. The half that is closer to the dining area has two distinct levels. The lower half contains a small sink, while the taller half has an eat-in bar.

Welcome to this gallery featuring a gorgeous lake-side home designed by Bercy Chen Studio, based in Austin, Texas.

Bercy Chen Studio is an award-winning architecture and urban planning design firm founded in 2001. Their designs utilize a unique background of both European and Asian influences, creating stunning luxury homes both modern and contemporary in design.

The lakeside Peninsula Residence on Lake Austin has a North-South orientation that mitigates western sun exposure with extensive exterior shading. The shading blocks around 85% of heat gain while not hindering the fantastic views of the home’s expansive windows.

The home is detailed in glass and steel, and utilizes the properties of reflection, translucency, color, and geometry to bring natural light throughout the home. A newly added solarium serves a double function as a family room. The home also features a gable eco-roof that helps lower electricity costs.

A unique feature of the home is the chimney, which is clad in glass panels. The spacious home has four dedicated bedrooms, plus two additional rooms that can double as guest rooms, raising the grand total of sleeping areas up to six.

The above photo is of the lovely kitchen with a two tiered island in a brassy finish.

We will be featuring a select few rooms that embody the overall design scheme of the home. We hope you enjoy this gallery!

Photography by Paul Bardagjy

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Gorgeous Asian inspired entryway with a water feature.

The entry to the home has a water feature with papyrus and lily pads. The lush foliage to the left of the water feature echoes the landscaping of the backyard. Entry to the home is marked by a large black monolith.

The living room has rich hardwood floors that continue throughout the home, covered by a green and white area rug. The cream sectional sofa is paired with two linen orange modern armchairs. Sliding glossy blue glass doors open to reveal the dining room.

The living room has rich hardwood floors that continue throughout the home, covered by a green and white area rug. The cream sectional sofa is paired with two linen orange modern armchairs. Sliding glossy blue glass doors open to reveal the dining room.

The brassy finish of the kitchen island is repeated around the perimeter of the cooking area alcove. The backsplash is a glossy white.

The brassy finish of the kitchen island is repeated around the perimeter of the cooking area alcove. The backsplash is a glossy white.

The home office is smooth and gives the appearance of having been carved out of a single piece of wood. The desk and retractable game table slide back into the wall, and have built-in storage. The hallway leading into the room has a bold red accent wall.

The home office is smooth and gives the appearance of having been carved out of a single piece of wood. The desk and retractable game table slide back into the wall, and have built-in storage. The hallway leading into the room has a bold red accent wall.

 The solarium has glass panels from floor-to ceiling and a glass ceiling that is covered by wooden slats. The rear exterior of the home has a lengthy pool complex with multiple levels. A water feature leads into the main pool via a tiny waterfall. The solarium takes full advantage of the lakeside view and grand trees on the waterfront.

 The solarium has glass panels from floor-to ceiling and a glass ceiling that is covered by wooden slats. The rear exterior of the home has a lengthy pool complex with multiple levels. A water feature leads into the main pool via a tiny waterfall. The solarium takes full advantage of the lakeside view and grand trees on the waterfront.

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A nighttime view of the water feature at the rear of the home that leads into the pool. Stones form two walkways leading from the main living areas across the water feature to the backyard. The lit master bedroom can also be seen from this angle.

A nighttime view of the water feature at the rear of the home that leads into the pool. Stones form two walkways leading from the main living areas across the water feature to the backyard. The lit master bedroom can also be seen from this angle.

The exterior of the home has a large pool that connects to the water feature, an herb garden, and boat dock. The backyard is spacious enough to have all of these features and still boast a sizable yard for children to play in.

 The exterior of the home has a large pool that connects to the water feature, an herb garden, and boat dock. The backyard is spacious enough to have all of these features and still boast a sizable yard for children to play in.

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