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Zilker House

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An existing 1960s home, located far from the street among specimen live oaks, was renovated and expanded to better suit the lifestyle of its owners. Large windows were placed to offer a dramatic diagonal view through the house to two sets of oak trees – a design strategy also explored in the Waco Residence. The interiors were transformed from the small, low spaces of an old suburban-style home to free-flowing modern spaces where the communicating dining, kitchen, and living room bask in the shared natural light and views. A bridge to the new master suite overlooks the dining niche and its magnificent oak. Other design features include a kitchen banquette with a rolling bench, a glass and steel stair, and a minimalist waxed concrete fireplace.

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