Modern VillaContemporary Exterior, Austin
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Exterior photos by FAB Architecture; interior photos by Casey DunnHouse at a Glance Who lives here: A professional coupleLocation: Austin, TexasSize: 4,200 square feet (390 square meters)Designers: Patrick Ousey and Pam Chandler of FAB ArchitectureThey bought the house for the neighborhood, which they love. But after years living in a Tuscan-style builder home, replete with elaborate faux finishes and ornamentation, the couple sought a simpler, more modern aesthetic that would better fit their lifestyle. “The house was filled with turrets, twists and turns,” designer Patrick Ousey says. “They wanted a home instead that reflected their youthful, sophisticated personality and love of nature, with honest, simple materials.” The project began with turning the entrance into a modern front porch with limestone floors, metal roof, glass canopy and steel columns. A limestone and gravel path leads from the street to the front porch.