The concept of outdoor living is nothing new in Texas with homes in the region always favoring a pavilion style and an open ambiance that seamlessly connects the interior with the outdoors. With the weather in Texas favoring such style it is barely a surprise that the homeowners of this tranquil cottage nestled in a hip neighborhood of opted for an extension that was all about the outdoors.
Renovating a classic townhouse comes with many challenges that go beyond just aesthetics and ergonomics. Structural restrictions and building codes often leave one with very little room to work with and it is within these constraints that Studio Arthur Casas revamped and renovated the in .
It is the top floor that houses the luxurious master suite where the bedroom and bathroom become one visually even as two dashing bronze mirrors above the floating vanity steal the spotlight.
You can see a distinct change in ambiance and theme in both of the houses even as common elements like exposed and painted brick walls sliding glass doors and a largely similar silhouette connect the homes. Modern décor industrial-style lighting and a love for the outdoors cap off this nifty project where common features bind diverse interiors.
The project involved the complete transformation of the dining room living room and music lounge with the homeowners demanding an interior filled with glitz glamour and a sprinkling of Oriental elements in between all that Art Deco goodness.
Add to it the fact that the room is largely devoid of permanent fixtures and rigid features and it can be easily turned into an additional family room home office or even a guest space a few years down the line.
Designed by Toronto-based firm Ian MacDonald Architect the silhouette of the cabin is intentionally kept modest and low-lying to ensure that it blends in with the landscape that surrounds it. In fact those visiting the cabin can only sense its presence as they climb up the dock that leads to the structure.