Balanced shade, dappled sunlight, and tree canopy views are the basis of the Tree House design. The entry is on center with the lot’s primary Live Oak tree, and each interior space has a unique relationship to this central element.
A big picture window looks out over Texas Hill Country in this contemporary Austin home inspired by Italian farmhouse design. The glass and steel balcony provides a contrast to the more traditional design elements of the house.
A fully outfitted home gym features a wall of mirrors and a view of the stone garden wall. The contemporary space has the same neutral color palette and warm wood finishes as the rest of the home, which blends contemporary fixtures and finishes with Tuscan touches.
The actual containers used in this home are concealed behind the duplex, and mirror each other, just as the duplex units mirror each other with two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Similarly to designer Patrice Rios’ own container, these function as either an office or guesthouse. Neither contains a bathroom, but there’s easy access to one on the first floor of each unit. Rios is currently designing another duplex in the city that will incorporate shipping containers inside the home.
Designer Patrice Rios of Sige&Honey specializes in customizing shipping containers. Her first foray involved adding a shipping container office to her backyard in Austin. But she’s become associated with building a duplex elsewhere in the city that contains two containers behind it. The duplex itself is designed to look like a container (pictured), complete with a boxy shape and floor-to-ceiling windows.
This skillfully remodeled, urban home sits on large lot in the center of the most desired zip code in central Austin, Texas. The bungalow has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate casita with a full bath.
An arched stone entry bridges the living room and kitchen in this Tuscan-inspired home in Austin, Texas. In the living room, a beamed ceiling and warm wood finishes give a nod to Mediterranean design, while a wall of glass offers sweeping views of the outdoors. The stone fireplace ties in the with both the accent wall and the home's exterior.
This Santa Barbara-style estate in Austin features all the hallmarks of Spanish Revival style, including stone finishes, arched openings and a terra cotta tile roof. A three-car garage and arched stone gate leading to a landscaped courtyard are among its many luxurious and custom touches.