Clifford Residence by FAB Architecture

Situated in East Austin, Texas, United States, this single family residence was designed by FAB Architecture.

Clifford Residence by FAB Architecture
Clifford Residence by FAB Architecture
Clifford Residence by FAB Architecture
Clifford Residence by FAB Architecture
Clifford Residence by FAB Architecture
Clifford Residence by FAB Architecture
Clifford Residence by FAB Architecture
Clifford Residence by FAB Architecture

Project Description

The goal

To build a contemporary residence that fuses seamlessly into the everyday fabric of its Eastside context.

The process

East Austin is a lively mix of commercial buildings, Victorian architecture, and bungalows. The lifestyle there is casual. It was important to the homeowners that their new 2235-square foot, two-story home fit into its friendly neighborhood setting while also expressing their contemporary tastes. To achieve that purpose, the architects designed a gabled house with a minimalist palette of white siding and contrasting bronze windows and steel detailing. The profile is simple and modern, yet also iconic: The long side of the house faces the street and an over-sized front door encourages visitors to drop in.

Inside, a sleek Lueders limestone fireplace surround anchors the all-white living room. The exterior’s contrasting palette is carried through to the adjacent kitchen, with black Shaker-style cabinets highlighted by Carrera countertops and white subway tiles. Vertical steel slats on one side of the room are a dramatic screen for the stairs and also allow light from the second story to filter into the open dining area. Upstairs, two bedrooms and a flex space are connected by the spacious and light-filled book-lined landing.

The final result

This house looks timeless while melding with the here and now.

Photography by Ryann Ford

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