The owner in front of his renovated home
The owner in front of his renovated home

The renovated facade of Austin and Louise’s Kentucky Avenue home now reflects their tastes and inclinations. A bridge stretches across a sunken moat, providing a welcoming hand through an imposing metal barrier. The De Stijl-esque patterning of the openings communicates Austin’s interest in electronic music. The music is both densely layered and highly syncopated, and – although the lyrics are dark – the tunes, like DeStijl art, aspire to clarity.

 

But this isn’t just decoration: The patterning and layering of the facade follow directly from the layout of the interior spaces. Indoors, the carefully designed casework creates a consistent, contemporary aesthetic. Rigorous drawings make all the difference when it comes to detail.