With a contemporary Austin farmhouse style, this simple home is as stylish as it is efficient. “It’s intended to be a very contemporary landscape,” explains the house planner Jack Thomasson. “It feels very contemporary, clean and simple.”
Smooth stone pavers guide visitors into the home's courtyard, where water and a planted tree create a calming, earthy setting. Sliding glass doors open the home's interior to the outdoors and so encourage a sense of flow.
Overhead, two metal beams run parallel to each other and create a clear line of sight from the courtyard to the home's interior. Subsequently, the two living spaces feel connected, which makes the property seem larger and more open.
Light wooden tones are echoed in the balustrades and the underside of this multi-story stairwell for a thoughtful design touch. The sleek and spare stairs are adorned only by the geometric lines of the railings and a single piece of artwork.
Concrete stepping stones lead to the home's main entrance and allow visitors to take in views of coconut palms and other plants. Meanwhile, a low retaining wall shows off sleek address numbers, which further complement the modern exterior.
Square pavers, wood slats and a swath of green combine in this zen-like garden space. A rock garden features low-maintenance succulents for a backyard that's meant for enjoyment, not laborious lawn care.
Mulberry purple walls provide a rich, vibrant backdrop for this stylish home office. A clean-lined desk and chair with slim silhouettes pair with grayscale artwork, allowing the wall color to take center stage.