This Austin, Zilker ranch house was a complete reno and
remodel – but still infused with its original mid-century charm. Built in 1955,
characterized by its low-slung roof, brick exterior and pitched ceilings, the
house had not been renovated or maintained in its sixty years. The deed
restrictions limited any expansion to one-story, but this restriction has
allowed the live oak canopy in the area to flourish with expansive and dappled
shade. One small addition to the house that the owner requested was a room
inspired by an orangerie; outfitted with freestanding tub an expansive views to
the wide open lawn of the backyard.
Mark Ashby Design added terrazzo floors throughout and worked with Rick and Cindy Black to completely redesign the kitchen, sunken den, and bathrooms- and the new bathing sunroom. Built-in furniture, tile, textures and cabinetry complete a look that is fully custom, completely unique and effortlessly Austin. A walk to Austin City Limits and Zilker Park, this house is now an easy place for friends to congregate and for the evenings to commence in a casual yet sophisticated style.
About Mark Ashby Design:
The Mark Ashby Design approach is defined by a deep
reverence for history and architectural context combined with a timeless
aesthetic and meticulous attention to detail. With over 70 years of
combined professional experience, our award-winning team brings an exceptional
depth of understanding to every project. We take pride in our truly
collaborative style, and we engage our clients in a way that ensures that each
project is a thoughtful expression of the client’s own style and sensibilities.
Our broad range of services includes preliminary concept and vision, styling,
decor, custom furniture design as well as consulting on property, art and