We’re taking a little trip to Austin next month and if I’m going to know what neighborhoods are the best to ooh and ahh through I had to check out the local real estate listings. Since this is just for fun, there’s no budget. I repeat, fun!
Hip and traditional. Love the contrast between the white walls and the dark floor and accessories.
The Living Room is impressive, yet so inviting.
The more I look at this house, the more I recognize it from someplace… anyone else having the same déjà vu?
The Dining Room is cozy and simple with beautiful views.
This picture is where I really am having déjà vu. I remember reading about how of course this study has a plethora of deer heads because it’s in Texas… Anyway, a handsome study it is (even with the heads).
Another view of the study showing it’s supersized window.
If Diane Keaton’s character Erica from Something’s Gotta Give were to have a Texan bedroom, this might be it!
A view of the back of the house and pool at dusk.
.The next house is very quaint and unpretentious. See the listing here.
Trendy accents make this house pop.
I love the grey kitchen with the colorful artwork and rug.
Hate the mirrored wall, love the blue velvet on the bench. Really, who mirrors a full wall anymore?!?
This bathroom totally makes up for the mirrored wall. Love the built ins with glass doors and the sconces. I would have brought the built-ins to the ceiling level, but that’s just me being picky.
Another great bathroom. The built ins, pedestal sinks and and pink wall are totally unexpected from a normal bathroom. Interesting detail how the ceiling is arched over the sink area.
Cozy workspace in a trendy dark greige color.
The light limestone and gravel ground in the courtyard cover are a very pretty backdrop to the landscaping.
Pretty and natural landscaping approach.
This listing included the floorplan. Love when you can see pictures and the layout.
Are we still in Austin?!? Certainly not your everyday architecture, but this house is pretty darn interesting and unexpected. You probably got that from this first picture! See the listing here.
Dark woods and white plaster walls are definitely a popular look in central Texas, and they really do look fabulous!
A close up of the fireplace. It’s nice to see a cleaner plaster fireplace instead of the expected carved limestone.
The Dining Room shows signs of eclecticness in it’s furnishings and Venetian chandelier.
This kitchen floor totally caught me off guard! The cork floor in istelf is out of the ordinary, but this bold graphic pattern it absolutely a shocker! Again, maybe not my first choice, but on the plus side I’m sure it’s very comfortable to stand on when cooking.
Close up of the hood.
The breakfast room definitely has the vintage vibe going on with it’s retro chairs and light fixture.
If this were my library, I’d never leave! Between the fabulously tall shelves stocked with books and the beautiful wall color, I’d be in here all the time! I think this must be in the turret.
In contrast to the dark library, the bonus room is light, bright and airy.
You know you’re in Austin when there are guitars in the bedroom. Another furniture piece in watery blue velvet… it’s really pretty isn’t it!
Another bedroom with a funky flokati rug and green velvet chairs.
The pool feels like its in the treetops…. enveloped by greenery!
The last home to catch my eye was this one. A little modern. A little artsy. See the listing here.
So many things to love about this kitchen… framed artwork, open industrial shelving, a brassy and beuatufiul trombone (love musical instrument accessories theme we’re seeing here!, and the rustic pottery juxtaposed against crips contemporary finishes….
The most intriguing part of this house is the backyard entertaining pavilion…. And as a sidenote, its definitely clear that mounted deer heads are not a novelty in this town!
What a cool place to hang out! I love the branch-y chandelier and the crisp white upholstery. Definitely outdoor chic!
If anyone has any suggestions for Austin, I’d love to hear about them!