Local studio LaRue Architects and interior designer Kelle Contine renovated a home in Austin’s Rollingwood neighborhood with a bedroom that cantilevers out over the back terrace.
LaRue Architects completed the home, called Rollingwood Modern after its location and style, in November 2015.
After the original owners sold the home, the new client returned to Larue Architects to update the interior with renovations by Kelle Contine Interior Design (KCID).
The 6,700 square foot (620 square meter) home sits on a 0.65 acre (2,600 square meter) hilltop lot with views of downtown Austin’s growing skyline.
“The inspiration for this house is a simple farmhouse feel with a gable-like shape, where the lower roof encloses the courtyard and connects the separate farm volumes,” the team told Dezeen, adding He mentioned a protruding cantilevered “box.” of the building.
The exterior is clad in locally sourced charcoal-gray Ludders limestone, contrasted with smooth stucco and horizontal metal panels, “a recipe that roots the building into the surrounding landscape while introducing a timeless modern edge. ” is produced.
The house is configured in an H shape. The format creates a shaded entrance courtyard on one side of the home and features a custom “AMOR” metal neon sign, inspired by Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” sculpture, and on the other side. A protected pool area is provided.
The living core runs parallel to the pool, with the adjacent master suite cantilevered over the slope.
The primary suite is “the part of the home closest to the city, where the bedroom essentially floats above the tree,” with views of the skyline.
The guest suite is located downstairs and faces the lawn. The additional bedroom is located on the top floor and takes advantage of the steep gable roof.
On the other side of the pool, the games room opens onto a fun covered terrace with Thomas Heatherwick spin chairs.
“Our team aimed to achieve an environment that would provide the new homeowners with a completely different feel from their previous home,” said Larue Architects.
One of the most significant changes was a kitchen renovation led by KCID’s studio director, Erin Judge. The updated kitchen features soft black and walnut cabinetry, dramatic Diamante Nero quartzite countertops, and subtle pendant lighting.
The master bedroom has also been transformed with a dimmable halo, built-in headboard and luxurious finishes.
“There was an emphasis on natural and earth tones within the color palette, while mixing matte textures and metals for a more eclectic and collected aesthetic,” Judge said.
The design is centered around a fireplace artwork called “Abstracto enotono” by Marillo Caral, which the owners purchased in San Miguel de Allende, flanked by two Cova swivel lounge chairs.
The space also includes small surprises, including a disco ball, a custom record player, and a lacquered “Peaceful Buddha Neon” piece by Risk.
“Small touches in each room, such as wall coverings, distinctive light fixtures, and unique details, really help bring each space to life,” the team says.
LaRue recently completed a copper-clad lake house in the Texas Hill Country, with a façade designed to patina over time, and a converted cabin on a nearby lake.
Cinematography by Chase Daniel.
architect: Larue Architects
builder: Greg Reynolds, Reynolds Custom Homes. 2021 Interior Updates from Shoberg Homes
Landscape architect: landwest design group
interior design: KCID