A few days ago I had the opportunity to preview a great listing by my friends over at Austin Modern Living.
This custom built home by the owner and designed by KRDB Architects is one of a kind, with all kinds of personal touches, and incredible details.
Featured in Dwell, the Statesman, and other publications over the past few years, the ranch is situated on 6+ acres, with waterfront access, and is extremely private. And has tons of custom mid-century modern features.
There are so many custom details in this house. I don’t really know where to start, so let’s start at the beginning. The path from the house to the front door is covered by a custom trellis and Texas Native plants. Living out on the ranch means lots of outdoor time, so there is a bocci ball court, a covered patio with an outside fireplace, a round stone patio, an outdoor dining space, a lap pool with cover, outdoor shower, and a trail that leads down to an active stream.
The front door is in the Frank Lloyd Wright Style, non-desrcript, and sort of hidden, and a little tunnel like, but very spacious. The entry way opens up to a large, spacious, and light open floorplan with a living space, a dining space, and an open kitchen separated by a custom designed island (kitchen on one side – elegant display case on the other). There is a great space to read a book or listen to music off to one side, and easy access to the office, spare bedroom, garage, and full-size utility room/pantry.
Tucked off to one side is an incredible staircase – more triangular than spiral, where you can move up the three levels. Windows at top light the structure, and custom L-shaped bookshelves climb up from the floor.
The second level is dominated by the master suite – with an hallway like closet (with built-in laundry chute), a fantastic master bath with soaking tub, and a shower for two. The bedroom is extra light and spacious with views of the hill country through the large windows and elevated patio.
Continuing up the staircase, you end on the 3rd floor observation deck with more stunning views of the Texas countryside.
Overall there is lots of room for mid-century modern furniture, lots of wall space for artwork, and of course the entire house is energy efficient, and built green using sustainable and reclaimed materials.
The garage is large enough for several cars, as well as a workshop/design studio (the owner who built the place is a fantastic artist). Plus, all the rainwater is collected in a gigantic cistern for use around the property.
This custom home is a stunning example of mid-century inspired modern custom architecture. Secluded, but not isolated, with lots of entertaining room, and lots of custom details you have to see to believe.
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