Out of the past

For the refreshing renovation for this home, the architect went back to the source – utilising alternative original blueprints to follow through on the initial design intent

Designed by Dick Clark + Associates

From the renovating architect:

This 1955 residence in the Zilker, Texas, neighbourhood was rescued by an insightful, young family looking to restore/renovate the home to fit their modern lifestyle, but intentionally maintain the vintage vibe.

A 1980s remodel left the house feeling cramped and heavy, but after finding the original blueprints (by Mid-century architect Leonard Lundgren) the initial design intent inspired the renovation.

Relocating space opened up the kitchen and living spaces, while refurbishing the limestone walls and the high triangular windows plus updating the wooden bedroom panels has enhanced the original personality of the house.

But it’s the back wall, an alternate scheme for the original design, that shines with new sliding doors sewn between the existing columns – creating a new indoor/outdoor connection and giving the house a fresh, modern feel.

Carefully stitching old and new, this historic property has been given the renovation it deserves – providing the home another happy 65 years of life.

Credit list

Renovating architect
Interior designer
Samantha Voges

Designed by: Dick Clark + Associates

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Jake Holt

16 Jul, 2023

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