Midcentury modern home offers fabulous indoor-outdoor connection in Austin


Designed for a family of five by Stuart Sampley Architect, in collaboration with JGB Custom Homes, this midcentury modern home is located in Austin, Texas. This stunning brand new home connects the past with the present, offering simple volumes and a material palette of burnished concrete, glass and stucco. This mix of materials helps to the really anchor the design to its surroundings. From the street view, this single-story home features a flat roof and clerestory windows, taking its cue from other mid-century modern properties in the neighborhood.

Above: The mailbox can be purchased on Etsy from Bold MFG Supply.

Project Team: Architect: Stuart Sampley Architect / Builder: JGB Custom Homes / Interior Furnishing & Styling – BLINK / Contractor: Steel House MFG / The Brown Paint Company


On the interior, you will find that form and function collide, offering uncomplicated living, dining and kitchen areas, flooded by natural light courtesy of the clerestory windows. Although there is no fireplace, the white oak unit that can be seen above plays double-duty as a closet and room divider. It anchor the center to the home and provides great circulation, connecting the rooms of the home.

Above: The sideboard was sourced from Blu Dot. The flooring is character-grade walnut, no stain. The wall paint color is Sherwin Williams 7014 Eider White. The area rug is a patchwork overdyed rug.


Highlights: This outstanding home earned a 5-Star Austin Energy Green Building rating and was also featured on the 2014 AIA Homes Tour in Austin, Texas.


What We Love: This midcentury modern home is a beautiful melding of past and present offering a material palette that focuses on sustainability and longevity. Thanks to clerestory widows that runs the entire length of the home, the need for artificial lighting is minimized during the day. The homeowners keep the door to their porch open during the summer, allowing passive cooling to the main living spaces. These wonderful energy-saving strategies makes this home very ideal for a busy family of five!… Readers, what are your thoughts on the design of this home? Please share your thoughts in the Comments below!

Note: We have featured another incredible home tour from the portfolio of Stuart Sampley Architect here on One Kindesign, have a look below for the “Related” tags to see more!


Above: The pantry door is comprised of solid white oak. To create a seamless aesthetic for the pantry door, the design team used Soss hinges.

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Above: For the windows, the transoms are from Anchor-Ventana, while the casements are from Marvin Integrity. The dining room chairs are vintage. The light fixture above the table is a Modo Chandelier – 4 Sided – 15 Globe, Black.


Above: The glass doors out to the patio in the living room connects the indoors with out.

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Above: A local metal fabricator built the wall locker, which consists of hot rolled steel.

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Photos: Casey Dunn

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