Having lived in Downtown Austin for years, our clients were accustomed to the conveniences of neighboring amenities and the luxury of hopping on a scooter for quick trips to and fro. However, their tiny apartment no longer cut it, and they were ready for more space. They found a Clarksville property that fit the bill and brought us in to make it a home.
The property was large, consisting of two separated residences chopped into many tiny rooms. The young new homeowners wished to combine the two disjointed homes into one, creating spaces for their work-from-home jobs and entertaining long-term guests. Right away, our team of Austin interior designers knew the property needed function, charm, and the right experts to make the vision a reality.
DK Studio Architecture came on shortly after we were hired to design a bridge that connected the two existing homes into one residence. The scope increased with the growing vision of the clients, including plans for a new kitchen, scullery, arcade, lounge, and wine cellar where the original kitchen of the second home once stood.
Injecting Clarksville’s charm required craftsmanship and expertise. Burnish & Plumb Construction Co. joined the team to execute new millwork plans, taking the once dull home to a new level of thoughtful detailing.
Together with the homeowners, we solved numerous challenges around the property with flair. A dining room screen was added to define the room within the open floor plan. We designed a tall pocket door behind a bathroom vanity to close off the main house from the guest suite. A pool bath with both interior and exterior access was added to prevent trails of wet footprints on the wood plank floors. We created an arched bar display to store a collection of spirits. The homeowners forfeited a faux fireplace in the lounge to maximize the seating. These changes improved the home’s overall function while creating stunning features in each space.
Like the home itself, this project was a dream collaboration between the clients and our design partners. As a united front, we accomplished the goal of creating a vibrant, casual retreat with all the necessities for work, life, and play. Perfectly timed, the last order of custom furniture came in just in time for the arrival of the home’s first guests visiting for Austin City Limits.
This home was featured on the Tribeza Interiors Tour 2024.