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Born and bred in rural South Texas, San Antonio architect Elizabeth Haynes has a rancher’s ethos when it comes to her work: be responsive to the environment, be patient, do what’s right and always be friendly.
For a decade, Sharon Miller lived in a cramped 450-square-foot cottage in Clarksville. But as a big fan of the outdoors, there was one little problem: she couldn’t see it.
Searching for some serious design inspiration? Look no further than the sun-drenched capital of Texas, which was selected as the site of Southern Living magazine’s 2018 Idea House.
When homeowners Albert Heartlein and Cala Ferrand discovered this 1930’s stone bungalow in a historic neighborhood in New Braunfels, they were attracted to its oversized hillside lot with a large Heritage Oak tree that pre-dates the area’s German settlers.
When interior designer Kristen Nix moved her young family from Houston to Austin, she wasn’t necessarily looking for a project. But one beckoned — a three-story, 4,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home that Nix brought out of the shadows into a whole new life.
When empty nest homeowners were consolidating their Lake Travis property and downtown condo into a single residence in Central Austin to be close to their children and grandchildren, they needed a place that was clean and modern yet warm and inviting for adults, kids and dogs alike.