An Austin Midcentury Welcomes a Discreet Home Office Addition
Designed to comfortably accommodate three to five employees, the 1,000-square-foot home office that Matt Fajkus Architecture has recently built beautifully complements an existing midcentury abode in Austin, Texas.
To meet the privacy needs of the clients who work in the financial sector, Creekbluff Studio has been built with a solid front facade and discreet entrance. It has also been cladded in wood and stucco to seamlessly merge with the home and surrounding landscape.
Despite the discreetness, natural lighting has not been sacrificed in the design. "By offsetting the wood-panel portion of the front wall, the office harvests daylight from the street elevation through side windows that are hidden from the street-view, " explains the architects.
Ultimately, the team has been able to more than compensate for the fortress-like facade, thanks to the use of a glass-box entry and significant glazing to the rear of the addition.