This urban infill home in East Austin shares a property with a historic home. Desiring to maximize square footage without sacrificing quality, the client desired a fresh modern style to counter the historic character of the existing neighborhood. Working within a tight footprint the ground floor is an open plan with living, dining, and kitchen spaces folded into one another.
Views and natural light were critical to the placement of windows. Utilitarian spaces and powder room are thoughtfully concealed from view. High ceilings that continue up stairs to the second floor, enlarge the perception of a small space with the addition of a clerestory window permitting southern light to bounce and play. The master suite offers a few surprises of a well designed space scaled to the occupant with and a compact yet spacious on-suite bath. A large corner window and private balcony, open the space to views and natural light.
With private alley access and orientation away from the street, the carport becomes a thoughtful extension of the interior living space, great for private outdoor entertainment. Walk-able proximity to east Austin amenities and restaurants makes this urban infill home a perfect haven for modern living in a historic setting.