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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twinsbab wrote:
Ceiling fan - Can you please tell me brand and model of ceiling fan? Thank you.
   Comment   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..
May 25, 2014 at 1:02AM   
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brasseaux wrote:
Built in - What was the dimensions of the bookshelves & the window seat?
   Comment   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.
July 19, 2012 at 3:08PM     
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What are the dimensions of the room?
September 14, 2012 at 7:00PM   
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harpal wrote:
where did you get the bed? what size is it?
   Comment   February 29, 2012
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What shade of green is the wall?
April 13, 2013 at 10:26AM     
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jared and tosha wrote:
where can i find the ceiling fan?
     Comment   December 28, 2011
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hannahbannana47 wrote:
where did you find the furniture for the window seat
     Comment   October 24, 2011
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The window seat is built in cabinetry.
October 24, 2011 at 6:30PM   
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Who did you have install the cabinet, and about how much
October 25, 2011 at 5:25PM   
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plumbob wrote:
What color of paint is used in the Cortona Guest Room?
   Comment   September 2, 2011
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We used Serena & Lily's paint
February 6, 2012 at 8:27AM     
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Valspars apple 4 paint
April 5, 2013 at 4:46PM   
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hjwag9 wrote:
How has the Serena and Lilly duvet cover held up?
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megcliffy wrote:
Where is the bedskirt from?
   Comment   September 27, 2013
friutbowl wrote:
Fabulous canvas painting! - Where did you get it I would really love something like that for a room thanks =)
     Comment   June 11, 2013
spbyjessg wrote:
What are the diminsions of this room? Thank you.
   Comment   January 22, 2013
madkat wrote:
where can i find the artwork?
   Comment   September 30, 2011

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

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