A tiny, compartmentalized kitchen on the first floor was gutted and remade as a spacious, up-to-date kitchen with a large bar that's now completely open to the adjacent living and dining areas. Caesarstone countertops with the look of concrete separate the stained walnut upper cabinets from the sealed MDF base cabinets. Above the bar, a large open walnut shelf suspended from the ceiling conceals puck lights and mirrors the finishes and forms of the wall-mounted TV enclosure in the nearby living area.
M A STER DESIGN SOLU T IONS Old Ranch, New Ranch CG&S Design-Build in Austin, Texas, added a modern box to a mid-century ranch and made the two pieces meld together seamlessly By Mark Lind, CG&S Design-Build his design-build project nificant design constraints. Due the new master bedroom and T creatively transformed an older house in an inner- to FEMA regulations, the lot’s proximity to a 100-year flood- bath additions on the second floor were pushed back to the FAST FACTS ABOUT THIS PROJECT city neighborhood from a small, plain dictated that the addition rear of the house. At the front nondescript, one-story cottage not extend beyond the original wall of the second story, a large ■ Remodeler: into an efficient, hip, two-story home’s footprint — a restric- bank of operable windows was CG&S Design-Build, Austin dwelling for a young couple to tion that necessitated limiting sandwiched between the exist- ■ Project designer: showcase their collection of art, the addition to a second floor ing first floor roof and the new Mark Lind mid-century-modern furniture immediately above the existing roof above. This high bank of ■ Project manager: and furnishings. footprint. windows allows for a great deal of Danny Scott From the beginning, existing In order to preserve much natural light and cross ventilation site conditions presented sig- of the existing street façade, on the second floor, yet does so ■ Location: Austin, Texas ■ Square footage before: 1,098 ■ Square footage after: 1,943 ■ Total project cost: not disclosed at owner’s r
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