An Expression of Utility and Creativity

This Craftsman-style home resides in the wooded hills of West Austin. The area is largely dark with little ambient light in the evening hours. Our client’s initial concerns were safety and security, but also to increase the beauty at the entry at night.

We decided to use a mix of accents and moonlighting to create a delicate low-level lighting design.

A Beacon of Light

As a primary accent for our lighting design we chose the gated archway along the main path. We used a series of in-grade fixtures to provide a beacon at night as guests moved along the path. To enhance this focal point we used uplighting on the main trees within the area. These trees help frame the view through this space with an almost tunnel-like quality.

Wooded Craftsman Photo 1
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Setting the Mood with Moonlighting

To tie everything together, a series of ring fixtures (pendants) provided moonlighting throughout the area. This provides a soft low-level of ambient light to increase visibility and add to the dreamy atmosphere at night.



If you are looking to create a unique outdoor space at your private estate, we’d love to talk with you.