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While renovating four baths in this couples Northwest Hills 1980's home, they spotted a lot they had often dreamed about buying had gone up for sale. We introduced them to Barley & Pfeiffer Architects and a new project was born.

The linear design of this Austin home was influenced by the steep topography of the lot. The common areas on the main floor enjoy sweeping 360° views and the open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. Guest suites, a media room and an office are tucked below, allowing the design to sensitively step down with the land.

Panache Interior Design assisted the homeowner with the finish selections. Having worked with the clients for many, we knew they had a deep connection to nature. They wanted a shell limestone fireplace and Mesquite flooring. For the island we specified rare granite with river rocks fused together. We complimented it with veined granite for the buffet and kitchen work surfaces. The linear glass and limestone backsplash marries the granite greens to the shell creams and strengthens the horizontal lines of the lap siding. The walls and cabinets are painted subtle green-grays and create a restful backdrop allowing the view to be the artwork. Wispy white light fixtures enhance the open-air feel.

The master bath juxtaposes a fossilized stone with polished glass. Bamboo tile was strategically placed to create "mats" on the floor. In the secondary baths, accent tiles were creatively inlaid to mimic riverbeds and waterfalls.