Small and Modern: A Family Lakeside Getaway in Texas

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September 26, 2013
Originally published in Small Spaces Big Ideas
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  In a family’s pint-size lake retreat in Austin, Texas, ipe siding and decking meet concrete floors and steeland-glass windows. Stained cyprus was used for the ceiling and soffit. The custom barn-style sliding door conceals the family’s collection of giant inner tubes and other boating equipment. Photo by: Kimberly Davis

    In a family’s pint-size lake retreat in Austin, Texas, ipe siding and decking meet concrete floors and steeland-glass windows. Stained cyprus was used for the ceiling and soffit. The custom barn-style sliding door conceals the family’s collection of giant inner tubes and other boating equipment. Photo by: Kimberly Davis

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  Owners Dudley and Sandy Youman keep a flotilla of watercraft ready for entertaining their children and grandchildren. Interior designer Herb Schoening worked with the Youmans on the furnishings and finishes for their 480-square-foot cabin. Photo by: Kimberly Davis

    Owners Dudley and Sandy Youman keep a flotilla of watercraft ready for entertaining their children and grandchildren. Interior designer Herb Schoening worked with the Youmans on the furnishings and finishes for their 480-square-foot cabin. Photo by: Kimberly Davis

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  Saarinen Womb Chair upholstered in Knoll fabric is accented by a Maharam pillow and a ceramic Oppiacei pouffe from Skitsch. Acapulco chairs, handmade by Greenpoint Works in Brooklyn, and a Prince Aha stool by Philippe Starck for Kartell grace the deck outside. Photo by: Kimberly Davis

    Saarinen Womb Chair upholstered in Knoll fabric is accented by a Maharam pillow and a ceramic Oppiacei pouffe from Skitsch. Acapulco chairs, handmade by Greenpoint Works in Brooklyn, and a Prince Aha stool by Philippe Starck for Kartell grace the deck outside. Photo by: Kimberly Davis

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  Landscape architect Tait Moring installed pavers around the structure’s perimeter and kept the tree cover intact. Photo by: Kimberly Davis

    Landscape architect Tait Moring installed pavers around the structure’s perimeter and kept the tree cover intact. Photo by: Kimberly Davis

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