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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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jzettek wrote:
Where did you purchase the stools for the island/what brand are they?
   Comment   November 20, 2013
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hi jzettek, if you like acrylic chairs we have ghost chair bar stools at
November 29, 2013 at 5:23am   
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Thank you, much appreciated!
November 29, 2013 at 8:27am   
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paulyates wrote:
Granite top? What is the name of the used for this kitchen?
   Comment   July 11, 2013
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The color on the granite countertops look like Bianco Antico or the Delicatus
November 7, 2013 at 7:46am   
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marcusakrause wrote:
What are the dimensions of the kitchen itself? - Curious of the size breakdown of the different spaces
   Comment   August 14, 2012
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the kitchen is about 18' of the total length of the space (50') and it is 19'-6" wide
August 15, 2012 at 6:30am   
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pamela gandy wrote:
What is the name of the tile on the backsplash in kitchen?
   Comment   September 27, 2011
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I don't know the exact name but it was done by Materials Marketing in Austin
June 19, 2012 at 2:30pm   
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Butler Design Services wrote:
Do you know what wood was used for the floors?
   Comment   August 31, 2011
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The floors are from a comapny called DuChateau
Vernal White Oil - European Oak
February 6, 2012 at 8:18am   
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love the floors
July 10, 2012 at 9:37am   
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Butler Design Services wrote:
What type of wood was used on the cabinetry?
   Comment   August 31, 2011
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Vertical grain matched walnut cabinets
September 9, 2011 at 8:28am   
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yanit wrote:
Where were these lights purchased?
   Comment   July 5, 2011
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Lights Fantastic - Austin Texas
February 6, 2012 at 8:07am   
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Note the sufficient overhang from the island-table. Most people design knee-bangers.
July 12, 2013 at 10:56am   
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Giovanna Perot-Averill wrote:
hello, where can these chairs be purchased?
   Comment   June 8, 2011
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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!
June 15, 2011 at 8:40am   
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ilana434 wrote:
height of ceiling and cabinets - Love the kitchen. Doing something very similar to this. Would like to know height of cabinets and ceilings, as I am concerned to have empty space above cabinets and seems that stackables and saffit is the answer
   Comment   July 14, 2014
Ann Martin wrote:
What is the name of the backsplash?
   Comment   December 19, 2013
baym2012 wrote:
What are the dimensions of window over sink? are there 2 dishwashers?
   Comment   November 20, 2013
siemasko wrote:
Could you please tell me brands of appliances? Fridge? DW? Dbl Ovens? Cooktop? Trash compactor/icemaker? Thnx!
   Comment   May 5, 2013

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