Designing a stylish contemporary home as an infill structure that sits behind an existing house is hard enough as it is. But in the case of Refresh* Architecture also had to face the added challenge of working with a site that had as much as 6 meters of inclination.
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.
But this ingenious Swedish family home has another surprise in store as a hidden basement level connected with the top two floors using a spiral staircase expands the living area and creates a cozy private family zone.
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.
Much of the interior opens up towards the triangular pool and lush green garden landscape while contemporary décor and a neutral color scheme with a beachy twist keep the indoors fresh and cheerful.