With an proprietor’s imaginative and prescient for a refined retreat notable for fluid areas and clever particulars, this centrally positioned Austin residence makes essentially the most of its steeply sloped, leafy web site in a longtime Austin neighborhood. All through the 5,295-square-foot home, the movement of areas is knowledgeable by pure gentle; rooms open one after one other and draw one ahead to find what comes subsequent.
Two deceptively easy single-story gabled buildings are related by a glass entry lobby by a proper entry courtroom. The lobby greets company with a novel oak wooden flooring sample and divulges an outside dwelling oasis with a pool on the sunken rear yard, whereas bridging private and non-private wings on the principle stage. The general public wing contains a vaulted nice room combining kitchen, eating, and dwelling areas, with a balcony overlooking the pool beneath. A impartial inside shade palette attracts consideration to daring particulars, such because the stained black cabinetry and exquisite marble-wood waterfall island.
“As town of Austin continues to develop,” notes Paul Clayton, AIA, Principal at Clayton Korte, “this residence evokes a contemporary simplicity whereas respecting the historical past of the encircling Clarksville neighborhood. From the street-level, one sees a seemingly single-story house, however an open tread entryway stair leads right down to beneficiant gathering areas and bedrooms tucked beneath. The unfolding areas present a way of discovery for residents and company.” The house features a three-car storage.
As gentle and shade change all through the day, afternoon solar pours into the main bedroom, which is positioned within the personal wing reverse the balcony, by giant bed room home windows and a skylight within the toilet. A central, delicate open tread stair results in visitor rooms and a big household room on the decrease stage. The household room seamlessly extends by disappearing glass doorways to a coated out of doors kitchen (440-square-feet of coated house), patio, and pool — good for simple entertaining.
Pictures by Andrea Calo
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– by Matt Watts