Open concept kitchen - transitional open concept kitchen idea in Austin with recessed-panel cabinets, dark wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances

Cortona Kitchen

Transitional Kitchen, Austin

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
Open concept kitchen - transitional open concept kitchen idea in Austin with recessed-panel cabinets, dark wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances - Houzz
Cornerstone Architects
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kathyspointofhuekathyspointofhue wrote:October 2, 2011
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    9 years ago
    yes this is granite
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    8 years ago
    It is called Bianco Antico from AG&M
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1. Avoid isolation. For many of today's families, the kitchen is the heart of the home and should be a place where...

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Open 2 island to great room