Hartford House
Austin, Texas

A 1930s vintage duplex located on a prominent corner of Pemberton Heights in historic West Austin was converted into a single-family residence that reflects the owner’s interest in the combined aesthetic of mid-century American and Japanese design. The contemporary elements - a metal clad stair, a garage/workshop and a screened porch - elegantly integrate old and new and artfully accommodate the modern lifestyle of a young family. The house includes many inventive organizational features, including “mission control,” an area by the side entry that includes a message board, compartments for each person’s belongings, and a drawer that contains plugs for phone and other gadget recharging, conveniently placed out of sight. A stepped storage cabinet, or Japanese tansu cabinet, was built adjacent to the stair leading from the kitchen to the upper floor. This house was featured on the AIA Homes Tour.



Noteworthy Facts
2006 Austin Design Guide
2007 Austin Monthly Home Spring issue, cover and story
2008 Kitchen Trends July issue, cover and story