Lloyd and Kirsten first contacted me in 2008 about a remodel to their house north of Hyde Park in Austin. As the discussions progressed, the economy worsened, and the project was put on hold. Eventually they sold the house and moved 2 miles south to Hyde Park proper. We had kept in touch intermittently, and in 2011 we sat down again to discuss plans for this house. Built in 1950, the house had some inherent mid-century charm and good flow. An addition, however, had been poorly done sometime in the 70s-- it was out of level, uninspiring, and made no connection to the backyard.
|poorly designed addition, before remodel|
The addition connected the living area to the kitchen, and Lloyd and Kirsten wanted to remodel the entire space. The main goals for the project were to open up the living area to the dining area/lounge, and open the lounge to the outdoors.
|interior of dining/lounge, before remodel|
|kitchen, before remodel|