To build a contemporary residence that fuses seamlessly into the everyday fabric of its Eastside context.

East Austin is a lively mix of commercial buildings, Victorian architecture, and bungalows. The lifestyle there is casual. It was important to the homeowners that their new 2235-square-foot, two-story home fit into its friendly neighborhood setting while also expressing their contemporary tastes. To achieve that purpose, the architects designed a gabled house with a minimalist palette of white siding and contrasting bronze windows and steel detailing. The profile is simple and modern, yet also iconic: The long side of the house faces the street and an oversized front door encourages visitors to drop in. Inside, the all-white living room is anchored by the sleek Leuders limestone fireplace surround. The exterior’s contrasting palette is carried through to the adjacent kitchen, with black Shaker-style cabinets highlighted by Carrera countertops and white subway tiles. Vertical steel slats on one side of the room are a dramatic screen for the stairs and also allow light from the second story to filter into the open dining area. Upstairs, two bedrooms and a flex space are connected by the spacious and light-filled book-lined landing.

This house looks timeless while melding with the here and now.

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Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Sofa, Coffee Tables, Light Hardwood Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, and Recessed Lighting. Livingroom Photo  of Clifford ResidenceView Photos


Modern home with Bath Room, Ceramic Tile Floor, Soaking Tub, Freestanding Tub, and Open Shower. Guest bathroom Photo 2 of Clifford ResidenceView Photos

Guest bathroom

Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Trees, Grass, Horizontal Fences, Wall, and Wood Fences, Wall. Exterior - front Photo 3 of Clifford ResidenceView Photos

Exterior - front

Modern home with Storage Room and Shelves Storage Type. Bookcase Photo 5 of Clifford ResidenceView Photos


Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Night Stands, Pendant Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. Master bedroom Photo 6 of Clifford ResidenceView Photos

Master bedroom

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Light Hardwood Floor, Chair, and Ceiling Lighting. Kitchen and dining Photo 7 of Clifford ResidenceView Photos

Kitchen and dining

Modern home with Bath Room, Marble Counter, Marble Floor, Wall Lighting, and Undermount Sink. Master bathroom Photo 8 of Clifford ResidenceView Photos

Master bathroom

  • Patrick Ousey and Pam Chandler, FAB Architecture


  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Farmhouse
  • Year
  • 2013
  • Publications