A modern staircase leads down to the living area and bedrooms on the lower levels with the each floor opening up towards Lake Austin thanks to the extensive use of glass. A double-height living area with the kitchen and dining room on the lowest level showcases a unique style that combines contemporary finesse with rustic and industrial elements to create a captivating interior. Custom decor pieces a neutral color scheme and pops of red blue and green in different rooms complete what is truly a fascinating home.
Located in Austin the was originally built in the 1970s with a ramp-like entryway that stretched 25 feet down from the street level to the living area below. When time came to revamp and redesign this old dreary structure into a cool contemporary residence the architects used a fabulous rooftop garden as the entrance to the house which sits elegantly at the street level. This new entrance offers ample privacy while giving the home sweeping views of Lake Austin from the newly built 160’-long cantilevered deck.
While the exterior of the house was largely left untouched in terms of style it is the interior that got a major facelift with a breezy open living area and a chic neutral color scheme. Rough industrial surfaces of the old home were largely done away with while a few features such as the concrete block fireplace in the living room were retained.
This two-story house by Architekten Innauer Matt named after the clients as “Haus für Julia und Björn” (House for Julia and Björn) has a steep roof and structural elements that include roof cantilevers. The roof’s pitch allowed for loft spaces to be added to the smaller bedrooms.
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It is stone wood and an array of indigenous local materials such as rattan and bamboo that shape the lovely inviting home. A warm color palette earthen hues and ample natural lighting ensure that the ambiance is both cozy and cheerful.
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