Homeowners wanted a modern redesign to their home's exterior, so designers kept the long front porch that meets the neighbors, but punctuated it with modern, vertical windows that penetrate the painted brick section of the home's front facade. Then, they added cedar siding to warm up the exterior space. Finally, a navy blue door adds a splash of color to the design of the home's front elevation.
A farmhouse sink nestles in the gray granite countertops and sleek white cabinets, designed by local Texas craftsmen. White oak is used for the flooring, while a wall of windows brings in tons of natural light. The island not only acts as dining spot but also houses extra storage.
The open floor plan of this Driftwood, Tex., home combines the living space and dining room. A traditional table is surrounded by shield-back chairs and highlighted by a classic chandelier in the dining space. The living room features comfortable yet contemporary furniture, focused on the limestone fireplace.
This modern white kitchen has a built in white panel wall with refrigerator, contemporary black pendant lights over a white work island with sink, upholstered stools, hardwood floors, and contemporary black windows and sliding doors.
With its many windows, the nighttime view of this Hyde Park home from the street gives off the impression that the home is glowing from the inside, highlighting the openness of the design-even from outside.
The architects took a staged approach to the home's design. The front living room is a one story, gabled space, while the rear space is a two story space that houses the bedrooms. Connecting the two are a screened porch and other secondary spaces.