Austin Modern Home Design by Vanessa Brunner
This is Austin Modern Home design located in Scott Island. This Modern design emphasize on Minimalist and shooting ideas that creates a surprising enclave within a more traditional development.This is very wonderful home design. based on architect Kevin Alter, This house works very well. The beaauty of this building isn’t just in its shape, but how it serves as canvaas. It inspires a different way to live and it makes experiences more lovely.
A central courtyard, just visible through the glass entryway, allows the home to center in on nature.
“The house was built as an enclave,” says Alter. It’s its own special world, he says, so that once you leave the neighborhood and walk across the pool of water into this home, “everything outside is left behind you.”
The flow of the house feels natural and effortless. After entering through the front door, the house leads you from room to room on a path surrounding the courtyard. Each room has a different view of the courtyard, forest, and the rest of the house.
The clients had planned to put koi in the pond, but they soon learned of a red-tailed hawk that had made its home in a nearby tree and had already swiped some koi from a neighbor’s pond. The plan for koi was abandoned, but the soothing effect of the water remains.
The house has a single-story design in the front, but there are two stories in the back as it spreads out across a steep incline.
“The building is modest, but it unfolds like a geode when you go inside,” says Alter. He — along with partner Ernesto Cragnolino and architects Tim Whitehill, Russel Krepart, Matt Slusarek and Jessica Connolly — designed the house to avoid blocking the views or light of any other houses in the development.
“Each material was used in its own nature,” says Alter. While brick was used to enclose certain parts of the home, it was also used decoratively. Here, brickwork on the front entryway plays with light and shadows.
Ipe wood accents on the garage door and a trellis in front of the house bring warmth to the home’s rather stark brick exterior.
The kitchen was designed with no upper cabinets to keep the space open and clean, but lower cabinets offer plenty of storage. The kitchen island is made with Caesarstone’s Blizzard, and the stone floors are Israeli Blue.
The clients had a moderate budget and wanted to get a crisp and clean look while still using off-the-shelf materials. “Working with commonplace materials can make it more difficult to create a certain result,” says Alter. “You have to make sure to articulate the materials in a certain way.”
The master bathroom is open and full of natural light. An open shower lined in a subtle glass tile, built-in cabinetry, and a marble countertop in Calcutta Gold maintain the streamlined aesthetic of the rest of the home.
The steel and glass lining the front entry hall contrasts with the exterior brickwork. The use of steel throughout the home adds lightness and allowed for expansive windows.
The use of corner glazing throughout the home allows for rooms to extend out beyond their allotted space and draws the eye out to the home’s beautiful views. While the home’s design is clean, there’s still a fine level of detail throughout the house. “The detail lets the more interesting qualities of the grain of stone or the pattern of light and shadow play out without distraction,” says Alter.
About the writer: Vanessa Brunner is Staff Writer, Houzz.com. She is from San Francisco, California, United States