Modern House In Texas Inspired By Old Barns And Stables

Located in Austin, Texas this residence brings together elements of modern design combined with industrial and rustic details, barn-inspired details and references to local structures typical to the rural Texas region. At the same time, the house is also reminiscent of a loft-style apartment which ultimately gives it an eclectic look and makes it perfect for its owners.

In some ways the house is similar to a barn, with a few big and obvious differencesView in gallery
In some ways the house is similar to a barn, with a few big and obvious differences

The house is organized on two floors with one section being a double-height volume. Details such as the cedar siding, the steel window frames and the exposed wooden beams which have a rustic-industrial character are complemented by a variety of modern features such as the large windows or the bare concrete flooring and together this symphony of styles creates a very pleasant vibe throughout the house.

Although the house lacks a typical patio or a deck, its connection with the surroundings remains strongView in gallery
Although the house lacks a typical patio or a deck, its connection with the surroundings remains strong
The living room is a double-height volume with large windows and an open floor planView in gallery
The living room is a double-height volume with large windows and an open floor plan
The upper floor has a nice view of the living room and the surroundings thanks to the large windowsView in gallery
The upper floor has a nice view of the living room and the surroundings thanks to the large windows
The furniture throughout the house is simple and minimal, with eclectic designs and subtle but interesting featuresView in gallery
The furniture throughout the house is simple and minimal, with eclectic designs and subtle but interesting features

The renovation was done by Pavonetti Architecture and the interior of the house is simple and features elements such as white walls, a vaulted ceiling, a rich color palette, and complementary textures and materials. The staircase which connects the two floors was built on site out of plate steel, expanded metal, and pine wood. The leftover steel was used on furniture pieces such as the entryway console table and the bathroom sink vanities. The abundance of natural light coming through the windows ensures a bright and inviting ambiance and in the bedrooms and bathrooms, the privacy is ensured by frosted glass panels.

The living room is connected to the kitchen and the dining area and together they occupy the ground floor volumeView in gallery
The living room is connected to the kitchen and the dining area and together they occupy the ground floor volume
The kitchen has a U-shaped counter and a large window which ensures a fresh and vibrant ambianceView in gallery
The kitchen has a U-shaped counter and a large window which ensures a fresh and vibrant ambiance
A set of pen shelves offer extra storage space to the kitchen without cluttering the roomView in gallery
A set of pen shelves offer extra storage space to the kitchen without cluttering the room
The kitchen, like the rest of the house, has an eclectic design with both modern and rustic influencesView in gallery
The kitchen, like the rest of the house, has an eclectic design with both modern and rustic influences
The dining area sits next to a window but looks rather cozy thanks to the exposed beams and the orientation of the staircaseView in gallery
The dining area sits next to a window but looks rather cozy thanks to the exposed beams and the orientation of the staircase
A series of thin wooden beams outline the shape of the ceiling in a cool wayView in gallery
A series of thin wooden beams outline the shape of the ceiling in a cool way
The upper level is a private area, with wooden floors and smaller windowsView in gallery
The upper level is a private area, with wooden floors and smaller windows
The subway tiles and give the bathroom walls a simple and elegant lookView in gallery
The subway tiles and give the bathroom walls a simple and elegant look
Although tiny, this bathroom doesn't look cluttered and that's all thanks to the interior designView in gallery
Although tiny, this bathroom doesn’t look cluttered and that’s all thanks to the interior design