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Cortona Kitchen contemporary-kitchen

Cortona Kitchen

This Westlake site posed several challenges that included managing a sloping lot and capturing the views of downtown Austin in specific locations on the lot, while staying within the height restrictions. The service and garages split in two, buffering the less private areas of the lot creating an inner courtyard. The ancillary rooms are organized around this court leading up to the entertaining areas. The main living areas serve as a transition to a private natural vegetative bluff on the North side. Breezeways and terraces connect the various outdoor living spaces feeding off the great room and dining, balancing natural light and summer breezes to the interior spaces. The private areas are located on the upper level, organized in an inverted “u”, maximizing the best views on the lot. The residence represents a programmatic collaboration of the clients’ needs and subdivision restrictions while engaging the unique features of the lot.

Built by Butterfield Custom Homes

Photography by Adam Steiner

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November 20, 2013
jzettek wrote:
Where did you purchase the stools for the island/what brand are they?
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hi jzettek, if you like acrylic chairs we have ghost chair bar stools at
    Bookmark   November 29, 2013 at 5:23AM
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Thank you, much appreciated!
    Bookmark   November 29, 2013 at 8:27AM
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July 11, 2013
paulyates wrote:
Granite top? What is the name of the used for this kitchen?
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The color on the granite countertops look like Bianco Antico or the Delicatus
    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 7:46AM
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August 14, 2012
marcusakrause wrote:
What are the dimensions of the kitchen itself? - Curious of the size breakdown of the different spaces
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the kitchen is about 18' of the total length of the space (50') and it is 19'-6" wide
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September 27, 2011
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I don't know the exact name but it was done by Materials Marketing in Austin
    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 2:30PM
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August 31, 2011
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The floors are from a comapny called DuChateau
Vernal White Oil - European Oak
1 Like    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 8:18AM
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love the floors
    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 9:37AM
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August 31, 2011
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Vertical grain matched walnut cabinets
    Bookmark   September 9, 2011 at 8:28AM
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July 5, 2011
yanit wrote:
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Lights Fantastic - Austin Texas
    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 8:07AM
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Note the sufficient overhang from the island-table. Most people design knee-bangers.
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June 8, 2011
Giovanna Perot-Averill wrote:
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I don't have any information on the chairs, but you are welcome to contact the interior designer for this home at Thanks!
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December 19, 2013
Ann Martin wrote:
What is the name of the backsplash?
November 20, 2013
baym2012 wrote:
What are the dimensions of window over sink? are there 2 dishwashers?
May 5, 2013
siemasko wrote:
Could you please tell me brands of appliances? Fridge? DW? Dbl Ovens? Cooktop? Trash compactor/icemaker? Thnx!

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