Saturday, June 13, 2015

Austin Showcase Homes: Part I

This summer in Austin, there are 12 homes participating in 2 showcases. I visited 5 last week and will be touring 7 more today. Most are up for sale in the $2+ million dollar range. The architectural style is "Hill Country Contemporary," which incorporates local limestone, steel and large expanses of glass to take advantage of amazing views. 

The first home was built by Masters Touch Custom Homes. According to the builder, it features "French Art Nouveau architecture with warm contemporary design. It blends European French design with crisp lines."

The interiors were designed by Kim Bailey of Luxury Real Estate and Design.

I'm going to withhold my opinion until I've shown you all of the homes. I would love to hear what you think!

Two story Family room. Master bedroom is through the opening to the right.

Kim Bailey was inspired by a Parisian Rail Station and used decorative steel arches and antique 19th century Chicago brick in the Family Room.

Here's a peak of the amazing views and the pool just outside the main living areas.

A view from the kitchen towards the front of the house and the staircase.

This home was the only one that had a white kitchen.
Countertops were quartzite, I believe.

Kitchen backsplash detail.

Metal hood surround.

A curvy wave 
detail in the island countertop.

I can't remember if this was a Bar or Butler's Pantry. 

Flooring throughout was limestone planks.

Powder bath featured a fountain style sink and outdoor garden.

Solid teak doors throughout.

Utility room with glass backsplash.

Master bedroom door was 2 1/4" solid teak with steel bar handle.

Master bedroom.

Master bath floor detail.

The shower separated His and Hers sink vanity spaces.

Master tub and it's heavenly view.

One of the secondary bedrooms.

Secondary Bath

Secondary bath shower.

Another shower.

Outdoor living and pool overlooking the Austin Hill Country.

View from the hot tub.

Tanning deck.

I have a lot of opinions, but I'm going to refrain from sharing until you've seen more of the homes!

Would love to hear your opinions of this one though!! Especially your thoughts on the Chicago brick wall and steel arches in the Family Room!

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