This L-Shaped House In Texas Opens Up For Indoor / Outdoor Entertaining

Matt Fajkus Architecture have designed this modern family house in Texas, that opens up to the backyard for indoor / outdoor living.

Photography by Atelier Wong Photography

 

Matt Fajkus Architecture (MF Architecture) together with general contractor Sett Studio, have recently completed this new family home in Austin, Texas, that’s laid out in an ‘L’ shape.

At the front of the house, simple gravel and grass landscaping has been broken up by rectangular steel planters, while dark wood has been used to highlight the home’s entrance.

 

At the front of this modern house in Austin, Texas, simple gravel and grass landscaping has been broken up by rectangular steel planters, while dark wood has been used to highlight the home's entrance.

Top photo by Twist Tours | Bottom photo by Atelier Wong Photography

The covered entryway leads to the front door, and instead of a more traditional solid wood door, the house has a large pivoting glass door, allowing guests to see into the home or the occupants to see out.


The covered entryway on this modern house leads to the front door, and instead of a more traditional solid wood door, the house has a large pivoting glass door, allowing guests to see into the home or the occupants to see out.

Top photo by Anna Katsios | Bottom photo by Twist Tours

Once you’re inside the home, staged by Elite Austin, there’s an open floor plan with the living, dining and kitchen all sharing the same main room. Tall ceilings made the space feel even larger than it already is.


This modern house has an open floor plan with the living, dining and kitchen all sharing the same main room. Tall ceilings made the space feel even larger than it already is.

Photography by Atelier Wong Photography

The dining area has views of the backyard, and the wood dining table ties in with the tall trees outside.


The interior of this modern house has a dining area with views of the backyard, and the wood dining table ties in with the tall trees outside.

Top photo by Atelier Wong Photography | Bottom photo by Twist Tours

Behind the dining table is the kitchen. The large island has a built-in wood bar with stools, and at one end there’s a small drinks fridge, and at the other end is open shelving. White cabinets keep the space bright and patterned tiles used for the backsplash add an artistic touch.


This modern kitchen has a large island with a built-in wood bar, and at one end there's a small drinks fridge, and at the other end is open shelving. White cabinets keep the space bright and patterned tiles used for the backsplash add an artistic touch.

Top photo by Atelier Wong Photography | Bottom photo by Twist Tours

The sliding glass doors off the main room open up to create an indoor / outdoor entertaining space. An L-shaped outdoor couch follows the shape of the house, and at nighttime, a portable wood burning firepit can be enjoyed.


Sliding glass doors off the main living and dining area of the this home open up to create an indoor / outdoor entertaining space. An L-shaped outdoor couch follows the shape of the house, and at nighttime, a portable wood burning firepit can be enjoyed.

Photography by Atelier Wong Photography

At the opposite end of the house, there’s a small private patio located outside the master bedroom suite.


This modern house has a small private patio located outside the master bedroom suite.

Photography by Atelier Wong Photography

The master bedroom suite has wooden floors paired with a light brown rug, while the bed and the walls have been kept light and bright.


This master bedroom suite has access to the backyard, while wooden floors and a light brown rug have been paired with a cream colored bed and light walls.

Photography by Atelier Wong Photography

In the master bathroom, there’s a deep freestanding soaker tub, a dual shower with a glass partition, and a large vanity.


In this modern master bathroom, there's a deep freestanding soaker tub, a dual shower with a glass partition, and a large vanity.

Photography by Atelier Wong Photography

A hallway with another bedroom and bathroom, connects the master bedroom with the rest of the house.


This modern hallway with floor-to-ceiling windows connects the master bedroom with the rest of the house.

Photography by Atelier Wong Photography

Back near the kitchen and off to the side, is a small home office with a built-in wood desk.


This small home office with a built-in wood desk has views of the garden through a large floor-to-ceiling window.

Photography by Twist Tours

A wood and white staircase with large windows leads you up to the second floor of the home, where there’s a couple more bedrooms, a bathroom and a media / play area.


These wood and white stairs have lots of natural light from the large windows.

Photography by Atelier Wong Photography

If you’re interested, here’s the layout and floor plan of the home.

Matt Fajkus Architecture have designed this modern family house in Texas, that opens up to the backyard for indoor / outdoor living.


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