Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Austin Show Homes: Part 2

Hello SLD Readers! I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. We're expecting a lot of rain today from Tropical Storm Bill so it's an inside kind of day. 

Here are some pics from the remaining 4 Show Homes I toured 2 weeks ago. 

They are all designed in a Hill Country Contemporary style. 

No white kitchens here! 

Here are elements I saw in all the homes.

Ebony stained oak kitchen cabinetry. Some was ebony stained with a cerused finish.

Polished nickel hardware, slick museum finish walls, minimal baseboard and casing details.

Large expanses of steel framed windows and doors.

No separate formal dining rooms. Extremely open floor plans with a separate space for a kids' game room.

I believe there was just 1 dedicated Theatre room. In previous years, this was all the rage in Texas.

Freestanding tubs in Master Baths.

Amazing Outdoor spaces equipped with kitchens, plenty of space for dining, lounging and swimming.

Take a look!

Open floor plan with Dining space adjacent to Kitchen and Living Room.

Oh look, some white cabinetry! I forgot about this one! Other cabinets were Ebony stained slab doors with nickel hardware.

Nickel hardware and marble mosaic backsplash.

4" thick walnut breakfast counter separating the kitchen from the Living room.

This Game room was next to the Living room. It had huge L shaped  sliding pocket doors to close off the Game room.

Living Room with large floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the Hill Country view.

Glass stair railing detail.

Outdoor Fireplace with openings to the view.

Negative edge pool and spa.


Pivoting steel and glass front door.

Family room.

Another ebony stained kitchen.

Outdoor kitchen.

Another fabulous negative edge swimming pool.

Number 3. I didn't get any great photos of the interior of this one, but it was similar to the other homes.

Number 4

Steel stair railing detail with Bar tucked under the stairs. Wine bottles displayed on a limestone wall.

I'm perplexed at the fireplace smashed against the wall and the angled furniture layout here. The fireplace did have a cool concrete finish though.

Angled kitchen. Ugh, I really need to start that petition to end these!
Anyone else think that accent tile placement at the range hood was a goof?

Freestanding tub set in River rock.

View to the pool and spa and all the glorious Hill Country!

Well, that's it for this Showcase. 
Overall, extremely over the top. 
I felt that the interiors were more Contemporary then they were "Hill Country."
I would like to have seen more of a blend of the styles inside these homes.

I toured 7 homes this past weekend in another Showcase and they did a great job of blending the two styles. I'll show you guys those pics later this week!

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