Clark Richardson Architects
Austin, Texas | clarkrichardson.com
Location: Austin, Texas | Square Footage: 11,013 | Project Cost: $2,250,000
The concept for this whole house renovation was straightforward: redesign an outdated floor plan, incorporate modern finishes and fixtures, and incorporate a cherished collection of artwork while enhancing visual interaction with the river.
The existing 8000+ square foot home having been designed in the 1980s naturally needed more than cosmetic improvements. The original configuration of the program was not only not appropriate for contemporary needs and taste but lacked much needed visual connection with the river just outside.
The living room was centered in the vast space just upon entrance, reducing the amount of fenestration but with large panels of glass effectively expanding the view while maintaining plenty of wall space for large pieces of art. The kitchen saw a reorientation, mitigating the diagonal that divides the house. The dining room was altogether relocated, before tucked away, is now essentially part of the kitchen programmatically functional and modern. What was the dining room was transformed into a butler’s pantry, providing extra workspace, storage and refrigeration for gatherings. Adjacent the butler’s pantry the existing library was transformed into a chic and moody poker room. Elsewhere bathrooms, bedrooms, bars, and offices received an update of fixtures, material finishes, lighting and custom cabinetry. Additionally, a sauna, fitness room and a double bunk-bed bedroom were custom designed.
Tile: Alkusari, Emser, Interceramic, Artistic Tile
Lighting: Kelly Wearstler, Circa Lighting, Ridgley Studio, Tech Lighting
Locksets and Hardware: match existing
Outdoor Appliances: Fisher and Paykel
Exhaust Hood: Vent-A-Hood
Drawer Appliances: Wolf