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Dec222010

Reader's home - when can I move in???

Anne had sent in a photo for a pets on furniture post (the first one here - and a gratuitous husband and dog photo at the end of this post) and I wrote back telling her how adorable her Vizsla is and how I loved the room. WELL, was I ever lucky that she wrote back with a link to a bunch of photos of her AMAZING home. She was kind enough to give me a bit of background that I could share with you all before I bombard you with photos 'o plenty:
"we live in the south austin neighborhood of bouldin creek, a 20 min walk to downtown ...we measure our proximity to everything by walkability since my husband, sam, spent 16 yrs in nyc prior to moving to austin at the end of 2008. the house is about 2350 sq' and we both work from home so we have an office that occupies one half of the entire 2nd story. we spent 8 months building and around 5 months planning (i should also mention we finished the project two months ahead of schedule AND under budget!). the house is a three bedroom/ three bath. we worked with the incredible architects at alterstudio who took the time to filter through our ideas, carefully considering how to incorporate our wild eclectic wish list – glass floor, reclaimed wood, loads of outdoor space, lots of windows, energy efficiency, a home office and music room and of course, a pool - with our desire for practical and efficient use of space – we wanted to interact with every room every day and not waste an inch of space - and transformed these components into the perfect expression that is our home. the result is a wonderful modern structure that feels welcoming not severe, fits seamlessly into our funky South Austin neighborhood, merges the indoors with the outdoors and provides us with a home comfortable for two (plus dog). i think the best part about our house is the light. there is so much sunlight that streams into every room and we refuse to get any window coverings. the glass floor actually serves a purpose - it allows light into the downstairs hallway from the skylight and a transom window further carries that light into the downstairs bathroom. given that this is texas and the heat in these parts is serious business, the majority of the glass faces north and south, passively heating in the winter and NOT in the summer. the one room people flip out about is the 9x9 TV room, or TV cave as we refer to it. we designed the room to perfectly fit ligne roset's togo sofa and is the only place there is TV in the house. a large sliding door closes it off from the kitchen/dining room. most people who visit think it is our pantry." There is so much I love about Anne's home - I HAVE to show this post to my architect. Thank you Anne! Consider me inspired!

Reader Comments (27)

I love the blue Togo and I love the dog! great house!

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCATH

I love it all, especially the stairwell!

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Wow, it's so great!

I mean, I love alllll kinds of decor, so I'm not picky per se, but for some reason I am uber-picky about kitchens, rarely seeing one I like. But I LOVE their kitchen along with everything else.

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim in Jersey

This house is fantastic!!! I cant even pick one thing to comment about because its perfect!!!

<3 Sarah

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

loving the wallpaper on the stairs!
loving the dining room table!
loving the wood floors!
loving the DOG!

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commentershannon

This is stunning! Perfect mix of rustic and modern - I want to move in!

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChickAdvisor

Really great home!

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa

I knew it! I saw the live oak in front and the architecture and I knew before I read the bio this was in Austin. I am in love with Austin and my bf is from there. We are hoping to move back in a few years and this is the house of my dreams! Gorgeous and well done!

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTina

woe.

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe zhush

Beautiful home. Would you be able to tell us the source for the bathroom tiles?

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commentermollie

love the outside!

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Seriously! I'm also moving in. This is a beautiful home with some amazing spaces. There are so many things I love - the kitchen table, the hardware on the sliding door, the wooden chest in the living area, the yard.

Gorgeous! It'll be a few years (read - ten) before I can be in this 'Reader's House' column.

I have always been a huge fan of the togo sofas. Perfect for a relaxed tv room! I looove the reclaimed wood and the concrete floors! Well done to Anne!

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGabrielle

Oh my...the tile floor in the bath is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing...

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdesignchic

Lovely..that Vizsla made me weak..I've had 2 over 35 years...the pup still has its bluish eyes to match that Togo! Amazing architecture... Great house with a great dog.

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterModFruGal

Thank you for the very kind comments.

The bathroom floor tile is from Mosaic House; their NYC showroom is the most amazing tile store I have ever seen. The wall tiles are a classic subway.

22 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Long time looker, first time poster. I had to comment because this house simply blows me away. It's perfect. Love everything about it. The layout, the furnishings, everything! Congrats Anne and Sam. It looks like a wonderful house to live in.

23 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPonotte

Boooooooooooh this makes me want to move in with you!

23 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLoes

This is great. What is the material of the kitchen backsplash?

23 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commentersee

This house is Sick! Well done!

23 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTyler (plastolux)

that kitchen layout would be perfect for me - i'm currently obsessed with kitchen islands and love the way this one divides the cooking area from the eating area.

23 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie Singh

The kitchen backsplash is a sheet of stainless steel.

23 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

This home is over the top. Everything is spot on brilliant, from the concrete board formed wall, to the uber cool Piet Hein Eek-esque planters near the pool, the spoofy staghorn fern "deer-head' mount, to the antique painted Mexican door dining table, the office space, to the husband to the pup. Beware! I could easily move in.

23 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWomanHollering

Did Alter Studios do the pool also? That's exactly the look we want for our own backyard. We're also in Austin, and I've driven past your house many a time and ogled it from afar...

26 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjamie

Love it.

28 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJess

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