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At first look, you may assume the kitchen of this Knollwood residence is match for a crowd — and also you’d be proper. In reality, it’s the area of a home-owner who can also be an proprietor and chef of one among Austin, Texas’s premier eating places! A nice kitchen, with ample area to work and work together with the household, was solely one of many standards that Cornerstone Group Architects took on in renovating this 50-yr-previous residence. Another merchandise on the listing? Making the area a becoming backdrop for the proprietor’s assortment of Mid-Century Modern furnishings and artwork — whereas bringing the house into the twenty first century in each different “livable” method. Take a take a look at the “earlier than” versus the “after” pictures right here, particularly of issues like the outside rounded “arch” space within the again, and also you’ll see a number of the modifications that ensued.

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The ensuing area is mild and ethereal, a wonderful backdrop for sculptural tables, “retro” lamps, and shiny purple and orange seating that enliven the cream-based mostly wall shade in concord with the panorama outdoors. More indoor/outside concord: shifting the main bedroom to the second flooring — enabling it to be wrapped in glass that invitations within the panorama of the Texas Hill Country — and the addition of a spacious alfresco patio beneath a wooden-and-stone shelter. During the restructure, some 70 % of the unique house was stored — however the distinction in look is actually dramatic, with the addition of extra pure and “inexperienced” materials, recessed lighting, and upgraded finishes. The renovation succeeds on many ranges: elevated livability, extra versatile use of area, and an incredible setting for the proprietor’s assortment.

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