It was LLI Design who stepped in to take up the challenge of completely transforming this four-story townhouse into a cheerful and stylish modern hub that complemented the urbane lifestyle of its hip young denizens. And the result is truly spellbinding!
The low pitched roof design of LeanToo helps it retain the classic ‘cottage’ feel even while ushering in a modern vibe offering the best of both worlds. Responding to the unique demands of the site and creating a harmonious contemporary getaway this fabulous Texas cottage is both intimate and open at the same time.
The new and the old combine here effortlessly with much of the original structure being preserved and given a modern sheen so that it blends in with the relaxing contemporary style. One of the most interesting features of this house is the rumpus room that currently acts as the playroom.
A cloak of natural greenery surrounds the cottage and gives ample privacy to those spending their time enjoying the sunny afternoons and cool evenings on the terraces. The use of large glass walls for the living and dining rooms along with sliding glass doors provides one large ‘party zone’ where friends and family can gather in peace.
It is the top two levels that house two small apartments which make the most of the available space on offer. The open plan living area of the apartment on the fourth floor flows into the bedroom with the headboard wall separating the two.
The open plan living area is filled with a bright yellow couch that provides an otherwise neutral space with plenty of color while Darth Vader masks throw pillows and other action figures from the Star Wars universe instantly reveal the theme of the room. The two central pieces of this dramatic home grace the dining space that sits next to the living area with a TIE Fighter-inspired dining table and the bright red Darth Maul double-bladed lightsaber.
The concept of outdoor living is nothing new in Texas with homes in the region always favoring a pavilion style and an open ambiance that seamlessly connects the interior with the outdoors. With the weather in Texas favoring such style it is barely a surprise that the homeowners of this tranquil cottage nestled in a hip neighborhood of opted for an extension that was all about the outdoors.