A beautiful white brick Texas home seamlessly merges into its landscape


Clark Richardson Architects has designed this incredible white brick contemporary home spread out over two levels, located on a corner property in the Tarrytown neighborhood of Austin, Texas. The home is a fusion of traditional aesthetics modernized with contemporary materials and modern architectural concepts, located in Austin, Texas.

The white masonry-clad residence is skillfully integrated into both the network of mature oak trees surrounding the property and the natural grade which falls from the street diagonally through the site. The dwelling was designed with a substantial ground floor primary suite which culminates into a vaulted primary bedroom and bathroom overlooking the backyard.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Clark Richardson Architects INTERIOR SELECTIONS Essential Elements Interiors GENERAL CONTRACTOR Risher Martin Fine Homes 


A lush tree canopy interacts with the house’s white brick facade, creating a dynamic contrast. Contemporary finishes and materials complement the brick exterior and complement the neighboring homes.


What We Love: This white brick home in Texas features lush trees that interact with the facade to create an aesthetically appealing exterior. Inside, luminous living spaces have large windows that frame views of nature to create a relaxed living environment. We are loving all of the clever design features in this home, from the bathroom under the staircase to the functional storage elements and multi-purpose living spaces.

Tell Us: What architectural details in this home did you find most inspiring? Let us know in the Comments below, we love reading your feedback!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other amazing home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of Texas: A rustic homestead in Texas Hill Country showcases inviting details and Nature-inspired dream home designed for empty nesters in Texas.


Above: The entry is both grand and welcoming, showcasing a live edge floating shelf, black-framed steel glass doors, and a warm wood ceiling. Minimalist design is paired with the rusticity of the live edge wood piece to create a contemporary feel of elegance and hospitality.



Interior spaces flow gracefully between programmatic elements punctuated by warm material selections and ample natural daylight.




Above: This light-flooded living room features a white brick fireplace that reflects the exterior facade treatment, adding a rough texture indoors. Large sliding barn doors add architectural variation and provide rustic charm. A muted color scheme prevails here, allowing for pops of color to shine.


Above: The screened porch provides a covered space to enjoy the outdoors. The tinted concrete floor is a demur and clever touch, respecting the project color scheme yet providing color and texture variation.


Above: This modern kitchen is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Flat-panel cabinets, luxurious finishes, and integrated high-end appliances provide the perfect space for daily living and entertaining.


Above: The dining room is light and airy with copious views of the exterior greenery.


Above: This room, housing an elegant piano also functions as a guest room. The built-in sofa turns into a bed with ease.


Above: This attractive guest bath has black subway tiles and minimal gold fixtures. The combination of hues creates visual interest and variety while maintaining a modern restrained aesthetic.


Above: This stylish powder room is housed under the staircase, offering an eclectic and fun experience for the guest. Gold fixtures and a marble tile accent wall define this small space.


Above: The primary bedroom is spacious and elegant, and the tall vaulted ceiling adds a sense of grandeur. The sophisticated color palette of warm whites and light hardwood floors welcomes the pop of color in the furniture.


The second level captures views into the mature tree canopy on the property and hosts two additional bedrooms along with a second living space.


Above: This closet vestibule features his and her closets, with doors on either side. A clever built-in bench functions as a storage chest. Luxurious brass wall sconces illuminate this elegant space.


Above: A freestanding tub under a vaulted ceiling creates a grand visual focus in this primary bathroom. Luxurious materials and a demur color palette of whites, grays, and wood provide a spa-like experience. Marbled tile covers the floors and walls.





Above: An upstairs family/flex Room offers versatility with elegant touches and aesthetic harmony.


Above: This radiant upstairs hallway has high ceilings and light hardwood floors.


Above: In a refined guest bedroom on the second level, a window captures views of the dense tree canopy outside.


Above: Turquoise accent tiles add a touch of playfulness to the subdued elegance of this guest bathroom on the second level.


Above: The dwelling fits perfectly in its surrounding, embraced by the site and vegetation.


Above: The home is sunken into the property’s relatively precipitous slope, melding it with the site. Tree limbs criss-cross from every vantage point, a perpetual interaction between the vegetation and the structure.

PHOTOGRAPHER Paul Finkel, Piston Design

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2 years ago

I would like to know who the artist is of the painting in the entry hall. Lovely home with a peaceful vibe. I love the turquoise tiles in the bathroom.

C. Janney
2 years ago
Reply to  Margaret

Love the entry painting as well!

Joanna Nolte
1 year ago
Reply to  Margaret

Hello – this painting was from a Houston artist, Michelle Y. Williams.