Understated West Austin
A simple backdrop for a client’s lifestyle
Downsizing, for a long-time Austin couple, proved to be difficult. This 90’s era ‘builder’ home had the spaces they needed but lacked storage or the richness of materiality they desired. Our goal was to bring a sense of ease to the home by integrating storage solutions and applying an understated palette of materials and details.
The kitchen was completely transformed, opening it up to the main dining space while maintaining its connection to the breakfast room. The kitchen features an ‘open’ pantry that is hidden from view, yet convenient to use. A wall of concealed cabinets line the dining room, providing much needed space for storing family heirlooms.
Other rooms were effected with equally simple insertions – in the family room, custom designed shelves were made, in the living room the fireplace is rendered in a 3-coat steel troweled plaster, the entry doors were replaced with steel doors with pixelated stained-glass panes. The sum of these parts provides a simple back drop for our client’s classic collection of furnishings.
- West Austin, Texas
- Pam Chandler AIA, Laura Robinson
- J Pinnelli Company
- FAB Architecture
- Nick Johnson