This sophisticated Austin house by Lake Austin belongs to a family that hired Ryan Street and Emily Seiders for the renovation. The family has two small children and two high-profile jobs. They asked the designer for a welcoming home where they could spend some quality time.
Since the house didn’t have a practical layout, the designers decided to take it all down. However, they saved some tan bricks that covered the exterior walls.
The designer’s objective was to create something timeless that would fit the neighborhood. The bricks were incorporated with massive steel-framed windows, limestone sills, and a pitched copper roof. Too reminiscent of the European chalets and the New York City townhouses.
In the outdoors, you can see the view of Lake Austin with a giant oak tree on the water edge. It makes the house look like a postcard.
Coming Inside, Seiders found inspiration from the client’s personalities and traveling stories. The first thing you see entering the home is the living room of the Austin house. From there, you can see Lake Austin. Seiders chose to play with the masculinity and femininity concepts. Going from a fresh and bright palette to a dark and moody palette in other rooms.
From the main living area, you can go to different room divisions. The dining area connected to a bar and a parlor has a darker look than the living area. It incorporates a rose brass chandelier to mimic the colors of the parlor with complementing dark burgundy chairs.
A Simple and Sophisticated Austin House By Lake Austin
Throughout the house, the designers incorporated ribbed wooden paneling; unique patterned floors; plaster walls that reflect the natural light.
In the kitchen of Austin Home, we can see patterned floors that add a unique visual touch to the bright kitchen area. The family room has two swivel chairs, a vintage Audoz Minet chair, and a linen Borgo sofa right off the kitchen.
In the powder room, the room’s environment is on the darker side. With a dark floral wallpaper, a marble skin, and a custom iron framed mirror.
Coming into the main suite, the muted green schemes get completed by the view’s vivid colors. Most of the furniture in this room is custom based on the client’s preferences. Like the bathroom, the main bathroom has a view of the outdoor, thanks to the big wall window.
Moving Forward to the kid’s bedroom, the red of the bed frame stands out right away. The animals above the bed keep the childlike vibe in the room.
On the second floor, the couple has an office. The artwork by Greg Miller dominates the place.
To conclude the house tour, the family basement is all for the kids. It is a bright and welcoming room.
Source: Architectural Digest