Mid-century modern renovation creates inspired living in Austin

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Webber + Studio, Architects along with custom builder Risinger Homes renovated this this mid-century modern home located in Austin, Texas. This home is nestled in the Mount Bonnell area, which is a prominent point alongside the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River. The scope of this project entails the remodel and addition of a house built in 1962 by architectural studio Fehr & Granger. Officially established in 1946, F&G were one of the first and possibly most influential mid-century modern architectural firms in Austin.

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The home was renovated to preserve its best traits, while updating them for indoor-outdoor living. The existing zoning and room sequence of the main level was kept intact, yet opened to create a beautiful 80 foot long living/dining/kitchen/family area. At the rear of the property, a terrace was extended to create a seamless indoor-outdoor connection. This was created by designing a continuous limestone floor that extends from indoors to out. Additionally, a floor-to-ceiling, full-width custom window wall reveals and emphasizes the home’s original post and beam construction.

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What We Love: This mid-century modern home features stunning design elements throughout the interiors, creating a welcoming living environment. The preserved details of the original home adds to the overall aesthetic, while modern updates helps to create a more sleek atmosphere. There is a fantastic indoor-outdoor connection, helping to create harmony throughout while flooding the spaces with natural light… Readers, what do you think, are you a fan of mid-century design? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!

Note: For more inspiration, have a look at a couple of other spectacular home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of Webber +Studio Architects: Fusion of Asian influences and modern architecture: Tarrytown House and Contemporary Fairfield House in North Hyde Park.

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Above: Illuminating the dining room table is the Modo Chandelier – 3 Sided, 10 Globes by Jason Miller for Roll & Hill.

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Above: The master bathroom features motorized shades that were custom designed from Austin Shadeworks. The flooring is Jute Glass tile by Ann Sacks. The custom vanity was built in Austin, Texas by Honea Woodworks.

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Above: The stone on the outdoor deck is Leuder’s Limestone. It is used from the front entry of the house, straight through the interior and out to become the pool coping. The sconces mounted on the second level are the 1014 4 Inch Cylinder Outdoor LED Wall Sconce, sourced from DALS Lighting.

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Photos: Courtesy of Webber + Studio, Architects

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