Extreme gingerbread

Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2010 by KiM

As I promised yesterday, here is another project by Priscilla Glover and Ivan Spaller of Urban Nature Inc., thanks to Tammy, their realtor. This time it’s a Victorian home built in 1890 that was moved from Marlin, Texas to the heart of Austin – which explains why Tammy calls it “extreme gingerbread”. The entire home was restored and updated in just over a year, maintaining much of the classical architecture while adding modern touches. I’m completely smitten with the exterior. Who cares what the inside looks like – I’d be sold on it while pulling up out front. (See more photos here and check out more of their work here).


Noe says:

Love the contrast of the elegant outside with the kooky mix of periods inside…now it just needs some landscaping worthy of that delicious exterior…

MB says:

I like how they painted the porch ceilings light blue. Really well done! Thanks for sharing.

Beth says:

Love that porch! And the little outbuilding. Maybe one day…*sigh*

the zhush says:

I am in love! What an amazing combination of traditional, modern and whimsical. Know I will be back again and again just to drool!

shannon says:

you have a lot of fans in Austin! i too, drive by this house frequently and dream of living there. The trim detail is outstanding! it makes me happy that you have posted a home from my home town.

steve says:

Tastefully done! The outside makes you want to explore inside.

Vivian says:

Absolutely stunning home!
The porch, the kitchen, the entryway, the simplicity of the bedroom. Makes my blood pressure do down just looking at the pictures.
I especially admire what they added to the third floor – that floor to ceiling bank of windows, tucked in under the peak. Innovative!

Walsall says:

The black and white kitchen is awesome, Clinical and gothic

vivian says:

where can i go to see about this house?

London Serviced Apartments Lady says:

What an incredible house, you rarely see ones like this in the UK sadly. They seem to let so much light in!

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