Sam Shah and Anne Suttles asked architect Kevin Alter to renovate their 1920s bungalow in Austin, Texas, and add an addition, which contains a living area downstairs and an office upstairs. They tucked an office nook under the stairs; the Eames chair is a hand-me-down from Shah’s father.
When architect and contractor Shane Michael Pavonetti and his wife, Holly, designed their eco-friendly home in Austin, they opted for "vernacular influenced by modernism that highlights the process and details of construction."
The couple's vision shines through in the interior with locally crafted windows, exposed beams, and concrete floors under a gabled roof.
When Austin residents Kristin and Lowell Galindo were looking to build a low-cost and livable home, they approached architect Sean Guess for his proclivity for rough-hewn materials. “The project was about keeping a simple, modern approach,” Kristin says.
Balancing stucco walls with reclaimed wood and Texas limestone, this renovated Dallas residence by Wernerfield Architects is warm and inviting, yet unapologetically modern.
When Dallas couple Deborah Orrill and Blair Sanders hired architect Max Levy to design their new home, they emphasized that the kitchen should be command central for entertaining. Everything is kept inside minimalist cabinetry—except for the copper pots and pans hanging on the back wall.
Orrill and Sanders stand outside the cylindrical entry to their home, which is exemplary of Levy's use of small but mighty design details. A “martini deck” is tucked atop the entry, which is clad in raw, galvanized sheet metal.