Andrea Calo 4920 w

Balcones Elegance

A place to call home

Nestled in a verdant central Austin neighborhood, this 1970s single story ranch house was perfect for our client’s goal of downsizing. After a few years of living in their home, it was apparent that a simple re-touch of finishes was not going to satisfy their needs and a major renovation was born.

While the footprint was largely maintained, the plan was re-organized and selectively expanded, allowing for an ease of flow between generous spaces. A new, light-filled entry opens onto the central living and dining rooms with an expanse of glass extending views to the back yard and forest beyond. The wide galley kitchen is the center of a functional hub with connections to a well-appointed butler’s pantry, mud and utility rooms, and out to a covered barbeque terrace. A newly conceived den opposite the dining room was created as a cozy, less formal TV room. Light-filled bedrooms and baths were kept simple but accommodating. Views out from the primary suite are filtered by a secluded screened porch off the bedroom and private garden accessed from the bathroom.

Materials are simple yet elegant. Finely detailed millwork and cabinetry is sprinkled throughout the home. A tall, fluted cabinet separating the kitchen from the dining room provides a visual barrier between the two spaces while still being open above.

Now this gracious home allows an ease of entertaining family and friends while making connections to the exterior spaces and views.

Austin, Texas
Patrick Ousey AIA, Michael Norris
Duckworth Construction
Liz MacPhail Interiors
Eden - Austin
ARCH -Consulting Engineers
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