Tour this ranch-style home with a playful Bohemian vibe on Lake Austin


This lakeside home with a Bohemian vibe is designed by Paul Lamb Architects in collaboration with Crowell Builders, located in Austin, Texas. Taken down to the studs, this home was given a complete overhaul for a family with three young children. Originally residing in Southern California, the couple wanted to pay tribute to their Laurel Canyon bungalow that had a 1960’s vibe. The 7,500 square foot, five-bedroom home was transformed from your typical Texas Tuscan look to a wood-clad, ranch style abode. Interior designer Fern Santini infused the interiors of this Lake Austin home with plenty of color and texture.

In the entryway of this home, the designer’s goal was to make it feel like an outdoor living space. Hanging above an 1850s English table is a striking Swedish lantern from the 1820s. Accenting the table are the Marina outdoor garden stools by Brazilian-based, Tidelli. They are composed of nautical rope woven around a welded and powder-coated aluminum frame. In the corner of this space are headless deers filled with ferns, sourced from Italy-based Imperfetto Lab.


What We Love: This lakeside dwelling is the perfect family home, with plenty of entertaining spaces and a fabulous two-story screened-in porch. The designer did a fantastic job of infusing a playful Bohemian vibe throughout the interiors, layering in textures and color. Overall, this home is brimming with personality and charm with comfortable living spaces for family living and entertaining in style… Readers, what do you think of the design of this home, could you picture yourself living here? Please tell us your thoughts in the Comments!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fantastic home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of Paul Lamb Architects: Hillside dwelling in Austin features modern barn-inspired elements and Gorgeous country house in Texas displays refined elegance.



Above: Behind the vibrant blue banquette sofa is a gold birdcage artwork by Austin artist Micky Hoogendijk. Accenting the sofa is a macrame chair, while the white shag rug grounds the space. The flooring throughout the interiors is hand-scraped Texas post oak with character to spare. The beams on the ceiling of this sunken living room are oak.


Above: The home bar features black walnut mixed with black and white veined marble, which is at one end of the expansive living room. Affixed to the side of the bar is a white taxidermy peacock.





Above: The master bedroom and sitting area are clad in reclaimed barn wood. A whimsical wallcovering is covered in sections by Japanese-inspired barn door panels, allowing for flexible boundaries. 




Above: In the master bathroom, the light fixtures are from Apparatus. The vaulted ceiling is clad in white oak, while the cabinets are fumed and cerused walnut. The cowhide area rug is by Kyle Bunting. Framing the lake views are Holly Hunt ombre-dyed handkerchief linen window treatments.









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Above: A two-story screened-in porch feature a table crafted from a 2,000-year-old cypress sinker log. Illuminating from above are four-foot glass lanterns sourced from Tony Duquette’s estate.



Above: This home offers plenty of privacy, overlooking a nature preserve from across the water. Throw pillow throughout the home are super durable, made from upcycled quilts that were sourced online.

Photos: Douglas Friedman

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4 years ago

This is Jensen and Danneel Ackles’ Home – there’s a video showcasing the interior on Youtube. Quite the place.