Clifford Residence

Austin, Texas
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  • Location
  • Austin, Texas
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Farmhouse
  • Year
  • 2013
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • THE GOAL
    To build a contemporary residence that fuses seamlessly into the everyday fabric of its Eastside context.

    THE PROCESS
    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.

    THE FINAL RESULT
    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 Residence

    Livingroom

    Modern home with bath room, ceramic tile floor, soaking tub, freestanding tub, and open shower. Guest bathroom Photo 2 of Clifford Residence

    Guest bathroom

    Modern home with outdoor, front yard, trees, grass, horizontal fence, and wood fence. Exterior - front Photo 3 of Clifford Residence

    Exterior - front

    Modern home with kitchen, marble counter, light hardwood floor, subway tile backsplashe, ceiling lighting, refrigerator, and undermount sink. Kitchen Photo 4 of Clifford Residence

    Kitchen

    Modern home with storage room and shelves storage type. Bookcase Photo 5 of Clifford Residence

    Bookcase

    Modern home with bedroom, bed, night stands, pendant lighting, and light hardwood floor. Master bedroom Photo 6 of Clifford Residence

    Master bedroom

    Modern home with dining room, table, light hardwood floor, chair, and ceiling lighting. Kitchen and dining Photo 7 of Clifford Residence

    Kitchen and dining

    Modern home with bath room, marble counter, marble floor, wall lighting, and undermount sink. Master bathroom Photo 8 of Clifford Residence

    Master bathroom

    Modern home with storage room and under stairs storage type. Stairs Photo 9 of Clifford Residence

    Stairs