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When their son left for college, the parents eagerly set out on a new life stage of their own — a custom home that would house their interests, collections and love of entertaining. All were achieved in a warm, luxurious home that serves as both a haven and a hub.
After purchasing a home in north San Antonio, the new owners were thrilled with the size, location and neighborhood ambiance. But, they wondered if they could really overcome the home’s earth-toned, rustic style and put their own light and bright stamp on it.
Three design firms talk about their design goals for their clients and their hands-on approach to design.
Fall is a busy time for design, arts and culture. Here are a few notables.
Historical renovations can be tricky. How to honor and preserve the past while making a cherished dwelling livable in the present and ready for the future? An Austin architect, builder and homeowner did just that.
You may not have heard the phrase Accessory Dwelling Unit. While it sounds like a strange term for a closet, it is the official term for what most of us refer to as a mother-in-law apartment, casita or garage apartment — basically a separate living unit on the same property as an existing house.
Stacy and Steve Finnerty have called Austin home for many years, living in the rolling hills of Westlake. But while the couple thoroughly enjoyed their time in the quiet suburban area, they were eager to enjoy Austin’s bustling downtown as soon as their youngest daughter graduated from high school.
An artistic young couple — photographer Suzanne Koett and painter Camille Woods — needed more room than their cozy 1950s cottage in south Austin could offer, so after going through their options of moving or adding to their home, they came up with a creative solution: build their dream studio space in their backyard.