Date: FEB 2015
Task: Ground Up Construction – New Custom Home.
This home was built in the Crestview neighborhood of Austin, Texas. We were fortunate to have Matt Fajkus Architecture and his team involved in this project.http://www.mfarchitecture.com. Our stated goal for the design was to blend into the neighborhood and stand out at the same time. During construction many neighbors stopped by and complimented the design. This made it a real pleasure to build this home. MF Architecture named it the “Threshhold” house. Our understanding is that this is in reference to the brick wall which runs through the middle of the home, separating the public and private areas of the home. There was an effort to preserve the large pecan trees on this lot as well.
The design of this house is more modern than the original bungalow homes that were built here in the 1950’s, though it is our opinion that the modern design compliments the personality of this wonderful, central neighborhood in Austin.
·The kitchen features flush Euro full overlay cabinet construction, dovetail drawer boxes made of stain grade Birch. The island is stain grade Walnut. They were built by a local custom cabinet maker, Aaron Pratt of Central Texas Custom
·The kitchen counter tops are Silestone, color: Yukon Blanco. Fabricated and installed by www.dssurfaces.com
·The back painted glass in the kitchen was provided by Sunsational Solutions.
·The window and sliding doors are manufactured by Milgard. Supplied by Martel Windows & Doors www.martelwd.com
·The brick is Cloud Ceramic Brick, Ebony Ironspot Modular Velour brick.
·All of the flooring for the project was provided and installed by Landers Premier Flooring.
Wood floors are Restoration Hardwood, Taupe Dunes
Carpet is Seascape #1328
·All of the hardware was provided by Waters Design Group
·Teak shower mat from www.teakworks4u.com
Photography: Allison Cartwright – Twist Tours