Cornerstone Architects
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Cortona Guest Room contemporary-bedroom

Cortona Guest Room

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 9, 2013
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The ceiling fan is very similar to one by Monte Carlo fans. I think model name is Sleek..
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July 18, 2012
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The shelves on each side are 7'6 tall- and the total width of the space is 12' with the windows being 7'6 of that length. The window seat sits 1'6" above the floor.
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What are the dimensions of the room?
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February 29, 2012
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What shade of green is the wall?
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December 28, 2011
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October 24, 2011
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The window seat is built in cabinetry.
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Who did you have install the cabinet, and about how much
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September 2, 2011
plumbob wrote:
What color of paint is used in the Cortona Guest Room?
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We used Serena & Lily's paint
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Valspars apple 4 paint
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September 28, 2014
hjwag9 wrote:
How has the Serena and Lilly duvet cover held up?
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September 27, 2013
megcliffy wrote:
Where is the bedskirt from?
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June 11, 2013
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January 22, 2013
spbyjessg wrote:
What are the diminsions of this room? Thank you.
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September 30, 2011
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Think about adding a bedroom. Just make sure you have enough light and an egress window to meet building codes.

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The ceiling fan in this bedroom is the Montecarlo Discus available at Hansen Wholesale:
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