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 9×9 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!
This is great. What is the material of the kitchen backsplash?
This house is Sick! Well done!
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.
The kitchen backsplash is a sheet of stainless steel.
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.
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…
one word: WANT!
Where to get the staghorn fern "deer-head' mount, or did you do it yourself? So amazingly cool! Great job — I've noticed this house many times from the outside and its so neat to see the wonderfully unique interior!
Boooooooooooh this makes me want to move in with you!