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Modern, Eclectic, Traditional Austin Addition... Thanks Houzz

A book loving family of four, Dan, Julia and their two daughters were looking to add on to and rearrange their three bedroom, one bathroom home to suit their unique needs for places to study, rest, play, and hide and go seek. A generous lot allowed for a addition to the north of the house connecting to the middle bedroom/den, and the design process, while initially motivated by the need for a more spacious and private master bedroom and bathroom, evolved to focus around Dan & Julia distinct desires for home offices.

Dan, a Minnesotan Medievalist, craved a cozy, wood paneled room with a nook for his reading chair and ample space for books, and, Julia, an American Studies professor with a focus on history of progressive children's literature, imagined a bright and airy space with plenty of shelf and desk space where she could peacefully focus on her latest project. What resulted was an addition with two offices, one upstairs, one downstairs, that were animated very differently by the presence of the connecting stair--Dan's reading nook nestled under the stair and Julia's office defined by a custom bookshelf stair rail that gave her plenty of storage down low and a sense of spaciousness above. A generous corridor with large windows on both sides serves as the transitional space between the addition and the original house as well as impromptu yoga room. The master suite extends from the end of the corridor towards the street creating a sense of separation from the original house which was remodeled to create a variety of family rooms and utility spaces including a small "office" for the girls, an entry hall with storage for shoes and jackets, a mud room, a new linen closet, an improved great room that reused an original window that had to be removed to connect to the addition. A palette of local and reclaimed wood provide prominent accents throughout the house including pecan flooring in the addition, barn doors faced with reclaimed pine flooring, reused solid wood doors from the original house, and shiplap paneling that was reclaimed during remodel.
Photography by: Michael Hsu

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adam20ss added this to adam20ss's Ideas
December 30, 2014
Doors with asymmetrical panels
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November 28, 2014
Love the bookshelf around the door! Can we do this!
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November 27, 2014
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November 24, 2014
book shelf surrounding door
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November 11, 2014
bookshelf with window at back
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October 3, 2014
The buro
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wall color
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July 21, 2014
Under stairs
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July 18, 2014
Bookshelf over door
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May 30, 2014
Love it
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May 28, 2014
Shelving at entry way
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May 4, 2014
Or this for JP's room.
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April 20, 2014
Built ins for office?
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nice konj 1
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March 22, 2014
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March 21, 2014
Bookcases covering one whole wall- even above the doorway
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March 21, 2014
white bookcases w/ wood w/chair
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March 19, 2014
Books around door
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Books around mirror on stairs?
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February 13, 2014
Bookshelf around door. Staircase nook. Secretary.
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Bookcase around door
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bookcase around door
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Door and shelves
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book shelf, fan, stairway simalar
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December 29, 2013
multifunction yoga room
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December 17, 2013
Little space, very cosy
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November 24, 2013
Wood study
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book shelf idea
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October 30, 2013
wall color
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October 16, 2013
Love the wall color
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October 11, 2013
Bookcase, translucent back to it?
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October 4, 2013
Color paint
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Biblio autour de la porte
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the bookcase
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Wrap door bookshelves
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Where chair is placed
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