It is this lower level that offers additional living spaces a home theater gym and other service zones while the top level contains the living area kitchen and dining room in one wing and the bedrooms in another. These two rectangular blocks are connected by a common roof that creates a lovely overhang for the walkways and outdoor sitting spaces around the house.
A bright red door greets you at the entrance and leads the way to a sculptural staircase that connects the various levels of the expansive residence. The living area features some of the best midcentury classics like the Papa Bear chairs Hans Wagner ottomans and a plush couch from Knoll.
Sculptural additions on the wall and striking rugs also make their presence felt in both the living area and the dining room. It is ‘Dancing Partners’ on the wall by Robert Longo that holds your attention in the dining room that is effortlessly connected with the outdoor living area.
Stone fireplaces play an important role in bringing this sense of inviting warmth as their presence in the living room bedroom patio and the family room give each of those spaces a fiery and dreamy focal point. Custom décor lighting fixtures and accessories add to the rustic beauty of the interiors without compromising on luxury.
Designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura the private residence is spread across two different floors with the lower level half buried underground to ensure that the overall structure is not too tall and imposing.
Just the right amount of modern – that is how one would define this smart contemporary residence in Texas nestled on a lot neatly tucked between the Colorado River and Highway 360. Dubbed as the the house acts as a wonderful interface between the lovely landscape outside and the cozy comfort of the interior as it highlights the indoor-outdoor interplay.
This does away with the hassle of a long daily commute and the ensuing carbon emissions as well! Sounds all too simple but it is these simple changes that the designer duo focused on while chalking up the plans for this ergonomic makeover.