Rustic & Contemporary: A Uniquely Styled Home in Austin
When I first laid eyes on images from this house, located right here in my hometown of Austin, I was immediately impressed. It is so one of a kind that I instantly wanted to immerse myself into the elements that makes it so unique.
The first thing I noticed was the shiplap wall and ceiling details. This gives so much life and texture to every room, no matter how it’s treated. From stain, to paint, to the milky whitewash effect seen above, it’s unusual approach helps set the tone for the entire house. It’s somehow both rustic and completely contemporary at the same time—not an easy feat.
Just off the main room, the kitchen includes more shiplap, as well as a new island topped with Caesarstone’s bright and sunny Apple Martini quartz countertop. This is another space that mixes rustic and contemporary décor very well, continuing the unique theme in the interior's design.
One of my favorite spaces in this home is where the house transitions from what was formerly the back of the building into a screened-in side porch alongside an extension. What used to be an exterior window remains and serves as a piece of art. The back of the house still retains its red paint from a previous owner, and part of the exterior that’s now inside wears that paint proudly—along with the greyish neutral paint of the extension. This feels like the architectural equivalent of a favorite old tee shirt—and unique in every way.
What do you think of this uniquely styled rustic/contemporary home?