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Modern renovations of time-weathered homes have a tendency of erasing everything that existed before. Sometimes it’s easier, not to mention less expensive, to completely start over in order to achieve the clean-lined, uncluttered look that’s desired. But the house, tucked in Austin’s Tarrytown neighborhood, is not one of them.
Amy Slaughter of Slaughter Design Studio takes on the Great Room in this Design Board profile.
For custom home veterans, a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired build was just what they had in mind. By their third custom home, this Bexar County couple was more than ready to make their long-time vision a reality, turning to architect Brantley Hightower, founding partner at HiWorks, and Kevin FitzGerald of Mattern and FitzGerald Custom Builders.
As longtime owners of hotel properties, a busy couple enjoyed living in apartments or suites on site while dreaming of a “real” home together. When the time came to build in New Braunfels, designer Jaimie Anand knew exactly what to do for the stylish pair.
Art walks have been a part of the small town landscape for a while, and seem to get more popular from year to year. As galleries and artists discover their potential for exposure, art lovers discover an ideal way to sample a wealth of fine art and fine craft in a single laid-back experience.
There is art glass, and then there is art glass lighting. The latter elevates the gleaming beauty of hand blown art glass to a level where form meets function in the most dazzling of ways. Five glass artists in Central Texas combine art, science, skill and passion with innovative artistic visions to brighten any space. Brilliant!
The magnificent oak tree occupied most of a property in a small, gated community in Wimberley. Beautiful, yes, but the trunk, branches and canopy were so massive and sprawling, the possibility of building a house around the tree posed a dilemma for the homeowners and architect Neel Morton. The lot was big enough for the oak, or a house, but not both.
Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective liked the Bouldin Creek location just off South Congress Avenue where a duplex had once sat on a corner lot dominated by an old, leaning live oak with a gigantic trunk and sprawling canopy. But he thought it would be a tricky project.