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Knollwood Living modern-living-room

Knollwood Living

The key goal in developing the design for the renovation of this existing 50-year-old residence was to provide a livable house, which would frame and accentuate the owner’s extensive collection of Mid-century modern furnishings and art while blending its existing character into a modern 21st century version of the style. The kitchen was artfully collaborated on with the home's owner, who is the owner and chef of one of Austin's premiere restaurants. Extensive living areas were recouped and added to from the home's original design. The master suite was taken to the second floor and wrapped in glass to take advantage of the coveted Texas Hill Country vistas. Approximately seventy percent of the original home was kept, replacing only the small existing kitchen and master bedroom. Material selections were chosen based on sustainable criteria to make this remodel a "green" gem as well as a museum of modern furniture.

Photography by Adam Steiner

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YorkDurham360° wrote:
What is the name of that boxy couch with square parts? - Where are they sold? Any distributors in Canada (Toronto)?
   Comment   April 29, 2013
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B&B Italia Tufty-Time Modular Sofa
April 30, 2013 at 6:18AM   
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renee007 wrote:
Love the fireplace -- where did you get it? Thanks!
   Comment   January 7, 2013
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The fireplace is original to the home from 1960, it was kept in the remodel design.
January 8, 2013 at 6:57AM   
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I have a house that was built in 1965 and it has a similar fireplace, minus the screen. My needs some work, though. Nice to see that you kept it!
January 30, 2013 at 1:49PM   
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amyscottr wrote:
Hi there, I was wondering what type of green you used for the clock accent wall? Thanks - I have been looking for a green exterior paint but can't seem to find the right one. I really like the tone. Impressive MCM collection!
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