Enlisted In Austin

So I arrived in Dallas, and now I depart once more (this time only for a weekend). I am happy to be back in the Lone Star state, not so happy to deal with the 100 degree temperatures. I am off to Austin to celebrate a good friend and all of my friends for a much needed girls weekend to conclude the summer. Reality will soon set in, but at the moment I am more interested in Realty!

I came across this home for sale in Austin that I would happily emulate if I were to locate to the funky, yet beautiful city.  This home has a tremendous amount of flair mixed in with traditional components, a collected aesthetic, and a southern California vibe. It is incredibly inviting, but does not look overly forced or calculated. That is the difference, in my opinion, between Austin and Dallas. Austin is the girl who wears makeup, but it looks natural. Dallas is the girl who wears makeup and sometimes needs to blot down the blush. This house is a perfect mix between the two, and who doesn’t want the best of both worlds.

Oh and in case you are wondering, Jeffrey Alan Marks designed this delightful casa. No wonder I love it so much! Architecture by Michael Landrum and Construction by Michael Deane Homes.

The home is listed by Laura Gottesman of Gottesman Residential Real Estate. To view more photos click here for the listing.

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Fantastic and naturally designed landscaping envelops the home. The plethora of windows really allows the outside in.

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I love the dark floors and the simple contrast of the white walls. It allows the art work to really shine.

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I love the exposed beams and the large wall of windows. It is a large room full of warmth.

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Such a different fireplace arrangement. I really like this idea for any oversized space, urns, sconces, and a mirror.

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A very cool and no frills kitchen. It has a bit of an edge which is exactly what Austin does best.

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A more neutral and refined palette than the other living room, but equally appealing.

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The light fixture is the real winner in this dining room. Also, I am obsessed with fireplaces in dining rooms.

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Master bedroom. An excellent rug covers the floor to give more texture and inject color.

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Another view of the rug.

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A crisp white bathroom with an injection of natural wood elements.

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A great closeted bar.

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A wine cellar with enough Hermes blankets to make any wine taste good. On second thought, that could be a very dangerous combination for a spillage.

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Those doors look like they came straight out of San Miguel. The orange and white stripes are a great punch of color.

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A beyond dreamy sitting area. Look, those blankets again….

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A wonderful way to beat the summer heat. Nothing like a Texas pool party.

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