Volz O'Connell Hutson
Architects & Designers
Austin Texas Residence traditional-kitchen
 

Austin Texas Residence

The restoration of an 1899 Queen Anne design, with columns and double gallery added ca. 1910 to update the house in the Colonial Revival style with sweeping front and side porches up and downstairs, and a new carriage house apartment. All the rooms and ceilings are wallpapered, original oak trim is stained, restoration of original light fixtures and replacement of missing ones, short, sheer curtains and roller shades at the windows. The project included a small kitchen addition and master bath, and the attic was converted to a guest bedroom and bath.

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abbytally wrote:
Where did you find the lights. Manufacturer/company? Thx.
   Comment   November 9, 2013
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abbytally
When I click on your link...there is nothing there. I do not see a thread nor do I see any answers. Thank you.
November 11, 2013 at 8:35AM   
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Coral Sands Construction LLC wrote:
What brand and model are the cabinets please?
   Comment   July 30, 2013
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All of these cabinets are custom crafted.
July 31, 2013 at 7:27AM   
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nleotta wrote:
Would love to know who made the hood?
   Comment   May 30, 2013
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It's custom: we designed it and had it made.
June 17, 2013 at 2:31PM   
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Rachel Hortman wrote:
Can you tell me the brand and type of tile on this kitchen floor? Or...where I can find it online?
   Comment   December 17, 2012
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sikuvitall
Globus Cork Flooring has ready-cut cork with this pattern in scrumptious colors. It's in my kitchen, and is much warmer and more forgiving than tile.
February 15, 2013 at 8:50AM     
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butcherbutt
Floor pattern is identical to the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas
February 11, 2014 at 4:46PM   
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sims519 wrote:
can you give dimensions for this island? how was second tier support built?
   Comment   October 25, 2012
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ballbright
very helpful
July 6, 2013 at 11:34AM   
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Hi, Ballbright: I've noticed you've left more than one quip of displeasure regarding my answers. I think Houzz is great, and wish I could be more helpful and do push for that, but I answer to the principals of our firm and have to reflect what they and our clients are comfortable with. Hope you understand.
July 8, 2013 at 7:47AM   
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Melanie Riley wrote:
What is used for the backsplash - What is used for the backsplash
   Comment   October 24, 2012
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Volz O'Connell Hutson
The backsplash is ceramic tile.
October 24, 2012 at 10:09AM   
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plonkiehead
Can you give me the exact tile? Brand, style, color, etc?
July 22, 2013 at 12:29AM   
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claireb683 wrote:
Counter Top - What is the name of the black counter top? It absolutely beautiful
   Comment   October 7, 2012
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The countertop is soapstone, which is indeed gorgeous; however, make sure to do your homework before selecting it. It is a soft material and can scratch easily. It gradually darkens as it ages, and is oiled (using only mineral oil) to help it develop an even-looking patina. It is not porous like other stones such as granite or marble, it is impermeable so actually sealing the stone is not required.
October 8, 2012 at 7:22AM     
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alvisohome wrote:
Love the island. - Where is the island from?
   Comment   September 27, 2012
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Volz O'Connell Hutson
Thank you, it's new to the kitchen. It's architect-designed and custom built with soapstone countertop.
October 1, 2012 at 7:56AM   
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triker93 wrote:
anyone know where to get these lights?
   Comment   April 27, 2012
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triker93
wasn't able to find it a rejuvenation - do you happen to have a item number for it?
May 3, 2012 at 3:30PM   
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Volz O'Connell Hutson
Sorry, we don't have the item number but they were on sale at the time and have probably been discontinued. They are similar to Restoration Hardware's "Clemson Classic Pendant," but the ones we used had holophane globes: http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1509158&categoryId=cat1701013
May 7, 2012 at 7:13AM   
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ssh1 wrote:
what is the flooring?
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Rachel Hortman
What are the dimensions of the tiles? 6x6?
April 13, 2013 at 5:11AM   
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They're handmade, in Europe where they use the metric system: the squares are 106mm x 106mm and the triangles are 104mm x 73mm x 73mm.
April 15, 2013 at 1:29PM   
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