September 13, 2022
After searching high and low for a modern and spacious abode for their large family, this Texas couple and their three young children fell in love with the Treemont neighborhood in Austin, ultimately purchasing a 4,503-squarefoot space in the area. The family tapped Alice Arterberry, co-founder of Arterberry Cooke Architecture, to completely rework the architecture and interiors.
The spacious and airy kitchen features bar stools by DWR and modern cabinets by RiverCity Cabinets.
The home’s original look was “nice but dated and not unique,” says Arterberry. “The clients wanted a more modern and bright space while maintaining a relatively neutral color palette… the aesthetic is a blend of simple, modern, beautiful and functional.” The ultimate goal? Revamp the floor plan, increase the amount of natural light and modernize the design.
Arterberry immediately went to work, gutting the home to craft a second-floor addition to the garage as well as an extra bedroom and office in the main house. The dining room was also moved to sit adjacent to the living area, creating what the team calls the great room.
A stunning entryway
The original spaces were also incredibly dark, a pitfall the team overcame by removing interior walls during the layout redesign as well as adding myriad windows to amplify the amount of natural light coming through.
Another solution? The clients requested a custom window wall with floor-to-ceiling windows from Western Windows Systems in both the living and dining rooms that lead to the covered patio in the backyard, a stunning monument to indoor-outdoor living that also creates a luminous sanctuary for the family to spend time together in.
The living room features a giant window wall and showstopping art.
Four Hands dining chairs perfectly pair with this custom table by 1 of A Kind Live Edge Slabs.
The primary suite is the parents’ retreat, with a stunning cathedral ceiling and showstopping decor in the bathroom, including rectangular brass lights from Circa Lighting alongside gorgeous fixtures from Newport Brass.
Two Miele dishwashers dot the luxury kitchen, “which is big for a big family,” Arterberry notes. The original layout was very compartmentalized, so the team worked on opening up the space as well as adding luxury details, like a Kallista faucet and pot filler.
Eyecatching wallpaper makes this bathroom pop.
Overall, both the clients and design team couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome. “This project was a beautiful transformation, and it’s one of our favorites yet,” Arterberry discloses. “The clients are ecstatic to have their home back and better than ever!”
A Lulu and Georgia rug and custom nightstands from Scout add precious accents to the primary suite.
A cozy sitting area
ARCHITECTURE & INTERIORS
Arterberry Cooke Architecture
Crate & Barrel
Den rug and living room sofa
Dining room light fixture
Primary suite couch
Laura Rathe Fine Art
Living room art
Primary suite bed