The Bridge House by Furman + Keil Architects

Furman + Keil Architects designed the renovation and an addition to a house in Austin, Texas, that was originally a 1980's era suburban brick home. #ModernHouse #Architecture

Photography by Dror Baldinger, FAIA

 

Furman + Keil Architects designed the renovation and an addition to a house in Austin, Texas, that was originally a 1980’s suburban brick home.

 

The remodel and addition retained the core of the original structure, but the architects simplified the house by removing extraneous gables and appendages. On the exterior, stucco covers the old brick, retaining the thickness of the masonry and providing a blank canvas for capturing shadows and light.

Furman + Keil Architects designed the renovation and an addition to a house in Austin, Texas, that was originally a 1980's era suburban brick home. #ModernHouse #Architecture

Photography by Dror Baldinger, FAIA

The updated interior of the home now has white walls, walnut casework, and steel detailing, as well as slate and wood floors. A large pivoting wood front door welcome visitors.


 A large pivoting wood front door welcome visitors to this modern house. #FrontDoor #WoodFrontDoor

Photography by Dror Baldinger, FAIA

Further inside the house is the dining room, that’s located within a bridge with glass walls, and connects the various areas of the house. A curved staircase nearby retains the memory of the former design.


This dining room is located within a bridge with glass walls, that connects the various areas of the house. #DiningRoom

Photography by Dror Baldinger, FAIA

A light-filled living room with high ceilings and built-in cabinetry was added to the back of the house.


A light-filled living room with high ceilings and built-in cabinetry was added to the back of this modern house. #ModernLivingRoom #LivingRoom #HighCeiling

Photography by Dror Baldinger, FAIA

The living room opens to a new covered outdoor living space, that’s been furnished with an alfresco dining area.


The living room of this modern house opens to a new covered outdoor living space, that's been furnished with an alfresco dining area. #OutdoorDining #ModernHouse

Photography by Dror Baldinger, FAIA

The outdoor living space leads down to a negative-edge pool with views into the woods.


This modern house has an outdoor living space that leads down to a negative-edge pool with views into the woods. #ModernHouse #SwimmingPool

Photography by Dror Baldinger, FAIA

Back inside and behind the living room is the new kitchen. Skylights above the island help to keep the kitchen bright.


Skylights have been included in the design of this kitchen, helping to keep the space bright. #KitchenDesign

Photography by Dror Baldinger, FAIA

In the master bedroom, a blue accent wall creates a colorful backdrop for the bed, while the windows provide tree views.


In this master bedroom, a blue accent wall creates a colorful backdrop for the bed, while the windows provide tree views. #MasterBedroom #BlueBedroom

Photography by Dror Baldinger, FAIA

In the master bathroom, light colored walls and floors have been combined with  wood cabinetry for a contemporary appearance.


In this master bathroom, light colored walls and floors have been combined with  wood cabinetry for a contemporary appearance. #Bathroom #MasterBathroom

Photography by Dror Baldinger, FAIA

In another of the bedrooms, four beds have been built-in to the room, making use of the high ceiling.


In this kids bedroom, four beds have been built-in to the room, making use of the high ceiling. #KidsBedroom #BunkBeds

Photography by Dror Baldinger, FAIA

In this bathroom, dramatic dark subway tiles provide a strong contrast to the light-colored vanity and hanging pendant light.


In this bathroom, dramatic dark subway tiles provide a strong contrast to the light-colored vanity and hanging pendant light. #ModernBathroom #DarkTiles

Photography by Dror Baldinger, FAIA | Architect: Furman + Keil Architects | Contractor: Shoberg Homes, Inc. | Interior Designer: Wendy Williamson Design | Landscape: Land Restoration

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