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dwell 20 Smart Windows 22 Botanical Bomb 24 Edible Ornamentals 26 Design Board

features 28 The Light Haus 36 Intelligent Design 44 Farmhouse + Modern 52 Timeless in Tarrytown



design outdoor 58 The Bexar Cabana

contributing editors NARI 61 Kayvon Leath, Austin NARI Martha Bizzell, NARI San Antonio Saving Water, The Smart Way

departments fabulous finds 62 San Antonio’s Tricentennial

spotlights 12 From The Editor 64 Design Spotlight 65 Arts and Culture Spotlight 66 Advertising Index



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Green by Design


owadays, concern for the environment and making conscious decisions that impact it in a positive way are commonplace. Using sustainable materials, preserving and finding alternative water and energy resources, promoting responsible building practices and protecting the natural environment are some challenges of the construction community. Challenges that were successfully met in the projects featured in this issue. From site orientation to water collection to strategically placed windows, it really does make sense to rely on the experts for healthy, responsible living. Situated in the middle of Sycamore and Cypress trees, a three-story lakeside home designed by Craig McMahon features a striking glass box of floor to ceiling windows, providing different light scenarios depending on the time of day or season. The remaining structure is accented with lattice for excellent ground floor ventilation. While the rear of the home is predominantly glass, large overhangs and the preserved tree canopy shield the sun and provide privacy. For homeowners desiring a net zero family home, they turned to Barley|Pfeiffer Architecture, pioneers of green building. Beginning with perfect alignment on property and construction of a double roof, ending with rainwater collection and untouched native landscaping, and everything in-between, the home is pleasantly livable even on the hottest days of summer. Part of the in-between features can be credited to Sharon Radovich of Panache Interiors who chose a light color palette to reflect natural light and further energy savings. In Tarrytown, Clark Richardson Architects designed a compact house that would respect existing architecture in the neighborhood and also minimize the use of concrete on site. However, the four bed-and-bath home lives large on three levels, each including an extended balcony for additional space and comfortable outdoor living. Design Hound practically rebuilt another Tarrytown home to accommodate a couple with grown children. Keeping the main living areas and master suite on the ground floor, the upstairs can be closed off until family visits. To address the close proximity of neighboring houses, window placement at precise heights and expanses in favor of privacy and ample natural light resulted in views of sky, trees and landscaping. In 1718, San Antonio’s first mission and presidio were established. Fast forward 300 years and the city is in the midst of a year-long birthday party. Events highlight and pay respect to the many facets of San Antonio’s history, culture and business. Everyone at Home Design & Décor wishes you a delightful spring,

Trisha Doucette On The Cover: Elevated 10 feet in the air and with a water view from every room, this weekend home designed by architect Craig McMahon lets homeowners enjoy their lakefront property whether inside or out. Page 28 12 HOME DESIGN & DECOR AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO |

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Contributing Editors Kayvon Leath - Austin NARI, Martha Bizzell - NARI San Antonio Writers Claudia Alarcon, Julie Catalano, Mauri Elbel, Cheryl Van Tuyl Jividen, Angela Rabke Photography Merrick Ales, Dror Baldinger, Molly Culver, Paul Finkel, Rubigirl Photography Architectural Publicist Diane Purcell – Dianepurcell.com Advertising Sales Sandy Weatherford, Gerry Lair, Janis Maxymof, Janet Sandbach, Madeleine Justice Business Manager Vicki Schroder Design and Production Tim Shaw – The Shaw Creative – theshawcreative.com Printing and Direct Mail SmithPrint Phone 512.385.4663, Austin - 210.410.0014, San Antonio Address 10036 Saxet Drive / Boerne, Texas 78006 President Mark Herrmann Urban Home Publishing Email: louisd@homedesigndecormag.com Website: www.homedesigndecormag.com Home Design & Decor Magazine Austin-San Antonio is published by Big City Publications, LLC. Advertising rates available upon request. All rights reserved by copyright. No part of this publication may be reproduced in whole or in part without the express written consent from publisher. Every effort is made to assure accuracy of the information contained herein. However, the publisher cannot guarantee such accuracy. Advertising is subject to errors, omissions and or other changes without notice. Mention of any product or service does not constitute endorsement from Home Design & Decor Magazine. The information contained in this publication is deemed reliable from third party sources, but not guaranteed. Home Design & Decor Magazine does not act as an agent for any of the advertisers in this publication. It is recommended that you choose a qualified remodeling, home furnishings or home improvement firm based on your own selection criteria. Home Design & Decor Magazine, does not act as an agent for any of the realtors or builders in this publication. It is recommended that you choose a qualified realtor to assist you in your new home purchase. Home Design & Decor Magazine will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate that is a violation of the Fair Housing Act. All real estate advertising in Home Design & Decor Magazine, is subject to the Fair Housing Act that states “We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.”

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market | window technology


WINDOWS With Smart Homes on the rise, it makes sense

to apply this technology to your home windows. A variety of window technologies can improve energy efficiency, homeowners’ comfort, privacy and security, and even help our feathered friends. The choices are clear (or, in some cases, not), and here are a few new options to consider.


The Fog Effect Sonte Smart Film technology allows interior and exterior windows to go from transparent to non-transparent with the touch of a Smart Phone button, providing energy efficiency and privacy. You can even preset a time for the shading to turn on or off. Simply measure your window, cut the Wi-Fienabled film to size and stick it in place. Commercial and residential uses are endless. www.sonte.com



Save The Birds


Researchers estimate that up to one billion birds are killed each year in North America due to collisions with glass windows. With the understanding that birds are able to see light in the ultraviolet spectrum, bird-friendly glass innovator ARNOLD GLAS developed ORNILUX Bird Protection Glass. The glass has a patterned, UV reflective coating making it visible to birds while remaining virtually transparent to the human eye. It is a coating manufactured on to new glass that is then cut to order and fabricated into new insulated glass units paired with a Low E coating, and available through architects and contractors. www.ornilux.com

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Clever Shade Create more energy efficiency, mitigate the brightness of the sun, maintain privacy or totally darken a room with shade systems that can be programmed to create ideal lighting scenarios throughout the day. Interior motorized window coverings are compatible with most popular home automation technologies such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, making it convenient to control all automated devices like shades, lighting and thermostats from one central system. www.txsunandshade.com



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Power Windows The Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight by Velux® features a solar panel that captures available daylight and uses it to recharge a fully concealed, battery-powered control system. Harness power from the sun while enjoying abundant natural light and fresh air through a programmable remote control. An integrated rain sensor closes the unit in case of rain. www.premierwindowsatx.com


The Lock Status Sensor by Marvin is a fully integrated, factory-prepped solution that’s ready for wired or wireless connectivity. This means that every window and door equipped with it is delivered, ready to install, without the need for after-market modification. This simple, affordable solution indicates if a panel or sash is closed and locked or unlocked, enhancing peace of mind without compromising aesthetics. www.guidolumber.com


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style | accessories


Floral and botanical accessories are a staple regardless of the changing seasons. Whether it’s filling a space with serene leafy greens or creating a room abloom, capturing the beauty of nature is calming and inspirational.

Clockwise from top Right: Ganten Carpet / Hand-knotted Himalayan wool, available in standard and commissioned sizes / www.odegardcarpets.com Twist Round End Table / Crafted in solid American black walnut and topped with clear tempered 15mm glass, 24” w x 24” l x 24” h / www.copelandfurniture.com Dutchmaster Vessel Bathroom Sink / In Blush Floral™ on Carillon® Rectangle Wading Pool® / www.kohler.com Arianna Gold Leaf Brutalist Palm Table Lamp / With gold metal shade, 40” h by 16” d / www.wayfair.com Twig Pull / In Aged Bronze, 4.5” l, .5” w, 3” center-to-center / www.atlashomewares.com Tree of Hope Wall Hanging / 33” d, painted cut metal, made in Haiti / www.tenthousandvillages.com Dahlia coasters and chargers in Brass / Open lacework coasters inspired by the Dahlia flower / www.chilewich.com Sputnik Table From Alabama Sawyer / Made from naturally fallen trees, each solid wood table is one-of-a-kind / www.alasaw.com Hedges Wallpaper In Off White / Oscar de la Renta Collection for Lee Jofa / www.kravet.com 22 HOME DESIGN & DECOR AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO |

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outdoors | garden



ne of the hottest trends in landscaping is planting edible gardens. There are many ways to do this, from tucking herbs and veggies into ornamental beds to statement piece container gardens or creating specific spots for this purpose. Adding perennial herbs into your landscape is a great first step in edible gardening, and they thrive in our climate. Rosemary is perhaps the most widely used for its tough nature. It is resistant to pests, deer and drought, and it’s also cold hardy in the Hill Country. The stark contrast between its needle-like, dark green leaves and the clusters of dainty lavender flowers is an eye-catcher in the garden. There are upright varieties that work as a shrub, perfect to use as hedges or as screens to hide unsightly garden necessities like faucets, and trailing varieties that are lovely dripping down a limestone retaining wall. Thyme and oregano, in their many varieties, are Mediterranean natives accustomed to sandy soil and little water and make amazing ground covers with leaves in many colors, scents and textures. Culinary sage is an excellent perennial for the landscape that grows into a sturdy, medium-size shrub with foliage in varying textures and tones — from gray and silver to dark green — topped by purple blooms in tall spires. Variegated types like “Tri-Color,” with light green, red and white stripes, and “Golden,” with strong yellow accents, are readily available in area nurseries and add layers of interest to any planting. Lemongrass is another highly ornamental perennial that adds texture and height. It does like more water than other herbs and needs to be protected from hard freezes, but it will come back year after year once established. Use the fleshy stalks in Thai or Vietnamese recipes and save the leaves for making a refreshing summertime tea. Spring and summer are the times for basil, a fantastic annual herb that comes in many sizes and colors. Try “Purple Ruffles” or “Dark Opal,” with their dark purple leaves, tucked amongst yellow flowering plants. “Spicy Globe” is ideal for borders or containers, thanks to its small leaves and a globe-like shape that develops as you harvest its sprigs, and if you like pesto, the broad-leaved sweet basil is a must. If you have a shady area, try growing red veined sorrel, a leafy herb that grows low to the ground and has bright lime-green leaves with dark maroon stems and veins that run the entirety of the leaf. When it comes to veggies, there are many that are as useful in the kitchen as they are lovely in the landscape. Swiss chard is popular in our area, as it’s easy to grow and more heat resistant than other leafy vegetables. Look for “Ruby Red” or “Bright Lights” for the vibrant colors of their stems. Globe artichokes are an easy-to-grow and impressive plant that requires little water. Their leathery silver-green leaves form an arching fountain shape four to six feet tall, and the artichokes themselves, if not harvested, turn into brilliant long-lasting blue flowers. Peppers make a useful ornamental as well, especially ones in interesting colors such as purple bell peppers, habaneros and “mariachi,” which start a waxy yellow then mature to orange and red. Their flavor is lightly spicy and they are great for stuffing as an appetizer. If your landscape is missing small to medium-sized ornamental trees, there’s nothing better than fruit trees. Peaches, plums, persimmon, figs, pomegranate and citrus all grow well in our area and provide year-round interest, with beautiful blooms, changing foliage and delicious fruit. So whether you prefer professional help or like to do-it-yourself, the rewards of edible landscaping are the same: fresh-grown vegetables, herbs and fruit that will add variety to your everyday meals and a landscape that your neighbors will admire. u 24 HOME DESIGN & DECOR AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO |

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JANA VALDEZ, INTERIOR DESIGNER, ALLIED ASID & ARMANDO VALDEZ, LICENSED CONTRACTOR At Haven Design & Construction, we believe in making the remodel process as easy and as streamlined for our clients as possible. That’s why, as a husband and wife team, we combine our luxury bath and kitchen design and construction expertise into one dynamic company that takes the project from start to finish. This beautiful kitchen remodel began when our clients dreamed of a classic white kitchen that was both beautiful and functional. The mosaic backsplash caught the eye of the client, and it was a match made in heaven when we found the stunning Mont Blanc quartzite for the countertops. We relocated the range top to an exterior wall and designed a custom range hood to serve as the focal point. The refrigerator was relocated so that the entry to the dining room could be flanked with lighted glass cabinets. An interlocking oval design graces the glass cabinet doors and the motif is repeated on the chandelier. The kitchen was recently awarded the “Best Kitchen Remodel for Region 5 South Central, in the 2017 NARI Regional Contractor of the Year Awards.”









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The Light Haus

Intelligent Design

Farmhouse + Modern

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The Bexar Cabana

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THE LIGHT HAUS By Angela Rabke Photography by Dror Baldinger


hen Kim and Rob Kacprowicz decided to build their dreamhouse on Lake McQueeney, they knew exactly what they were looking for. The couple, both “water people,” have enjoyed the lake lifestyle for years together. “It has been a long-time dream to have a house on the water, a weekend and holiday retreat, and to raise our family skiing. We just fell in love with Lake McQueeney. It’s a super familyfriendly community,” says Kim. With half an acre of land and plenty of ideas, they approached San Antonio architect Craig McMahon, with whom they had already worked extensively on their San Antonio home. “Kim is such a unique client,” says Craig. “She is very involved, and she is specific in her goals, and is able to act as her own contractor. They’re dream clients!” McMahon’s job was to put together a design that connected every space to the outdoors, that felt livable for the outdoors-loving family of three, and with plenty of space for weekend visitors. The couple wanted lots of glass, and it was important that every bedroom have a view of the water. “I see so many lake houses with rooms facing the street. Who does that?!” exclaims Kim. McMahon got busy turning the family’s ideas into plans. “We were enamored with the idea of a lantern on the water,” he says. Kim wanted a home with tons of windows on at least three sides. “It was really important to bring the outside IN,” she shares. “Most houses do this on one side, for one bedroom. I couldn’t see why we wouldn’t do it for every bedroom.” The 3,300-square-foot design is smaller than other homes in the subdivided area, but it fits perfectly among the Sycamore and Cypress trees that cover the lot and provide a privacy screen and the proximity to nature that the family desired. Because of its location on the flood plain, the structure is elevated 10 feet in the air, and the team worked closely with structural engineers to design an exposed, all-steel


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frame for the main room that would allow three sides of complete glass and would also serve as an important part of the design aesthetic. The window installation highlighted Kim’s skills as a contractor. “The windows were so large and heavy that getting them installed was a real nail-biter,” she laughs. “The framers are accustomed to working with wood frames, so they didn’t exactly love installing huge windows into steel – but they rose to the occasion!” McMahon considered the Texas vernacular as he considered how to connect the tall building to the earth. “We really wanted it to feel grounded. It was important that this didn’t look like a coastal house on stilts,” he says. The architect doesn’t typically design two- or three-story homes and was inspired to create a connection to the earth by modernizing the same techniques German settlers used to ground their homes. He designed a striking lattice screen of Douglas Fir that allows light to shine through a storage area and screened porch/media area with an outdoor kitchen — all facing the lake. “Even though it is three stories, we wanted it to feel light and airy,” says Craig. “The idea was for it to feel like a two-story house with a hidden attic programmed in.” As you walk up from the ground level, you encounter the giant glass box perched among the trees that is the great room. The space includes kitchen, dining and a generous wrap-around porch that further connects the family and their guests to nature on every side. APRIL / MAY 2018




The home’s footprint is tight and relatively straightforward but experiencing the light-filled space is a completely unique experience. “It’s largely what I imagined,” says Kim. “But the scale is even more grand than I anticipated.” Downstairs, adjacent to the great room, a master suite and guest suite both face the water, while the couple’s 12-year old son and friends inhabit the upstairs kids’ suite, which matches the downstairs floorplan with two bedrooms and a bridge overlooking the downstairs living area. The clients were especially delighted by the view from the bunk room. “It has a perfect view of the water!” Throughout the project, McMahon incorporated big overhangs to shield the sun where needed. While the home is a beacon of light on Lake McQueeney, it also shines a light on the magic that happens when the client/ architect relationship works seamlessly. The project could have been difficult, given that the client was serving as the contractor, but with a shared vision and a teamwork, they achieved exactly what they envisioned. “Kim was, in fact, the contractor for this project, and she really fought to make the dream 34 HOME DESIGN & DECOR AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO |

and vision work,” Craig says. According to Kim, “I was lucky to be able to call on friends who are trusted builders and ask them questions. I was determined to make it happen…but it was fun. I loved it.” All in all, the construction process lasted about nine months – and the comparison to child birth isn’t lost on the team. “Yes,” Kim laughs, “we give birth to beautiful children!” McMahon shares the affection for the project. “It blows you away when you pull up, with the transparency of the lattice work – it’s stunning to be able to see that much transparency in Texas. The light, especially in the fall, is amazing.” The architect notes that the challenges of the landscape, with difficult soil and being on the flood plain, are what ultimately made it shine. “It’s a new version of indoor-outdoor living. While we typically use a lot of glass, this project pushed us further because it’s 11 feet in the air. It’s a very unusual experience.” u ARCHITECT Craig McMahon Architects 210-710-3874 | www.cmarchtx.com

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INTELLIGENT DESIGN By Julie Catalano Photography by Rubigirl Photography

When an Austin couple wanted a place to raise their family in a natural setting just outside the city, they turned to the experts for a dream design and healthy living from the ground up. 36 HOME DESIGN & DECOR AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO |


he homeowners’ goal was to build a custom home as intelligently as they could, with low energy consumption and alternative water sources,” says Peter L. Pfeiffer, FAIA, founding principal of Barley|Pfeiffer Architecture in Austin. The LEED certified firm specializes in high performance architecture with an emphasis on smart, thoughtful design. “First and foremost, the clients wanted a home that worked for their family.”

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Visiting the site to determine orientation, the team was delighted to discover great views and natural cooling breezes for a one-story structure “on a long axis running east to west, meaning that the majority of windows would face north and south, which is ideal in this climate,” says Pfeiffer. The builder was Oliver Custom Homes of Austin, who constructed the four-bedroom, four-bath, 4,167-square-foot hillside home using low maintenance exterior materials such as stucco, limestone and metal siding. The landscape features native, drought-tolerant plants and a manmade creek bed to manage water flow during Texas gully washers. 38 HOME DESIGN & DECOR AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO |

The standing seam roof is actually a double roof, says Pfeiffer, that works to significantly diminish heat penetration. “There’s the roof that you see, then there’s an air space, then a sub roof. It’s like we parked the whole house underneath a carport.” The detached garage ensures that gasoline and other harmful fumes are far enough away from the living space to not affect indoor air quality. Inside, a spacious open floor plan is beautifully bathed in natural light, but without the attendant heat thanks to awnings. “When people think of energy efficiency they think of insulation in the walls,” says Pfeiffer, “but insulation is fairly insignifi-

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cant if you don’t shade your windows from the hot sun.” “Using light colors on the interior surfaces to reflect natural light also saves on energy,” says Sharon Radovich, owner of Panache Interiors of Austin. Her judicious use of bright accents brings an energy all its own to the house as she worked closely with the homeowners in bringing together all of the design elements they wanted. For the open floor plan of living area, kitchen, breakfast area, dining room and screened porch, Radovich specified a bright white for the walls and contrasted it with tones of gray. “The range of gray adds depth and keeps the modern APRIL / MAY 2018





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space from feeling cold.” Both soft and rich shades in varying textures are echoed in the seating area sofa, the fireplace surround in marble and the kitchen cabinetry and counters. She captured the family’s energy with playful punches of blue, red, yellow and orange. Sherwin-Williams® Extra White interior wall paint perfectly complements the natural hickory floor from Mike’s Hardwood Floors, Inc., in Austin. A bright blue front door in Sherwin-Williams® Danube is a striking focal point. The homeowners enjoy cooking, and the compact, efficient kitchen — framed by Massaranduba, an exquisite Brazilian redwood — features Wolf® and Sub-Zero® appliances, with under counter freezers, two ovens, a gas range and induction cooktop. Bar stools in glossy white from Five Elements Furniture nestle against the huge island. Nearby, the whimsical Link hanging fixture in stacked wood veneer Möbius strips illuminates the breakfast area. “The homeowners love the ocean and snorkeling together

as a family,” says Radovich. “We wanted to capture that euphoric feeling and collaborated with Austin faux artists from Zita Art. In the dining room, they mirrored fan coral on the opposing walls, reversing textures to add interest.” Overhead is a Larmes 24-Light Pendant, “one of the most popular

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light fixtures of the last decade,” says Radovich, “The beautiful teardrop pendants can be hung at different heights in varying designs so you create your own unique piece.” The water theme is also evident on a bathroom wall inspired by the monumental work “Stacked Waters” by Teresita Fernández at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art. “The couple was captivated by the watery effect of the art installation,” says Radovich, “so I sourced shimmery glass tiles in the same colors and scaled a pattern for the tile installer to implement.” The house is decidedly family- and guest-friendly, with a two-level game room connected by ladder to a loft; a screenedin porch with limestone floor, casual dining table and chairs, fireplace and television; and outdoor seating by the pool to enjoy almost year-round. Beyond the pool, underneath the stargazing patio with a Plodes® geometric fire pit, is one of the home’s most enviable features — a 50,000-gallon cistern that collects rainwater for drinking, bathing and other household uses (the pool is supplied by well water). “We love it,” says the homeowner. “Using rainwater was a totally new concept to us, but after learning more from Peter [Pfeiffer] we decided we definitely wanted it.” Even with the ever-present prospect of Texas droughts, so far so good. “We’ve had no issues, and the water is amazing. No funky 42 HOME DESIGN & DECOR AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO |

taste, no metals, it’s delicious.” Rainwater is collected off the roof, through a filter into the cistern, and is filtered again as it’s pumped into the house. Hard pressed to name a favorite feature of the home (“There’s so much to love,” she says), the homeowner sums it up by describing it as “very livable.” Low utility bills, abundant natural light, and a place that is comfortable inside and out even on the hottest days are a few faves. Mostly, she offers, it’s how the house suits itself to its inhabitants at all times. “When it’s just us, watching a movie in the living room or having dinner on the screened porch, the house feels really good and cozy.” The addition of friends and colleagues doesn’t change its livability. “The design is such that whether it’s just the family hanging out, or we’re hosting dozens for a gathering, the house works.” u ARCHITECT Barley | Pfeiffer Architecture 512-476-8580 | www.barleypfeiffer.com BUILDER Oliver Custom Homes 512-845-0208 | www.olivercustomhomes.com DESIGN Panache Interiors 512-452-7773 | www.panacheinteriors.com

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FARMHOUSE + MODERN By Claudia Alarcon Photography by Paul Finkel

Designing for function and convenience while maintaining an inviting environment can be a tricky proposition, yet it’s a balance highly sought after by homeowners today. That’s why architects are gravitating towards Farmhouse Modern, a design that blends traditional with a touch of industrial, and the sleek elegance of modern. Tarrytown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin, has seen its share of change over the years. Architectural styles have varied from craftsman bungalows to Spanish-inspired homes and even Greek revival mansions. Today, modern constructions are popping up among the tree-line streets, not always blending in with the surrounding homes. April Clark AIA and Ed Richardson AIA, principals of Clark Richardson Architects, sought to make a more seamless transition into the neighborhood by using the Farmhouse Modern style for this house designed for a private investor and built by Hudson Design Development.

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ur Tarrytown residence adopts the Farmhouse Modern aesthetic while still embracing the urban neighborhood context,” says architect April Clark. “In a typical urban situation, we prefer to strike a balance between the client’s desired aesthetic, scale of the neighborhood and the demands of the program. To us, the Farmhouse Modern style is a blending of modern architectural concepts, such as an open floor plan, with a more traditional form and a muted material palette that adds warmth.” The home features classic gables that form a high peak over a flat-roof car canopy. The gables are made from white siding from James Hardie®, outlined by black metal paneling that traces the flush eaves and wraps into the entry patio continuing across the carport. “The intersecting of these initial forms, the traditional with the modern, and the way their material

detailing follows their lead, is the simple standard for how we executed the entire design,” says Clark. Beyond a wood accent wall on the ground floor is the kitchen and open dining and living spaces. These wrap around a screened porch with glass doors that lead to the kitchen on one side and double screen doors that open to the ample backyard on the other, expanding the home into the outdoors in a comfortable way. With the goal of maximizing the layout of the four-bedroom, four-bath single family residence, the stair became a vertical spine linking foyer spaces on the first and second floors, allowing the foyer to function as a traffic hub for the rest of the home. The private foyer space at the second-floor landing leads to two bedrooms — one stacked above the first-floor guest suite, and the master suite overlooking the backyard. The master suite features a second story screened balcony with wire mesh railing on the bottom portion for

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added safety while still maintaining the transparency and openness of the balcony. The team extended the space further with a large third-story attic space, hidden from the front street façade by design for privacy of the homeowners. Designed as a multipurpose space with a counter, sink and undercounter fridge, it opens into a large sun deck that expands the attic space, allows for more natural light and provides a treehouse atmosphere. “We imagined this space could be used as a play room for kids, extra guest bedroom or even a movie or exercise room,” says Clark. “By tucking the attic into the formal massing of the roof and then carving out the outdoor balcony, we were able to expand the useable area of the home without increasing the perceptible size of the house from the street.” Efficiency and a small carbon footprint were important considerations for the project. First, the compact design minimizes the concrete area. “Cement, the main component of concrete, is one of the primary producers of carbon dioxide,” explains Clark. The team used spray foam insulation throughout, making the home very tight and keeping outside sounds 48 HOME DESIGN & DECOR AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO |

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muted, as well as high performance, Low E windows with low Solar Heat Gain Coefficients (SHGC). The SHGC is the amount of solar heat gain that is admitted, so the lower the number, the less solar radiation that passes. This essentially blocks heat gain while allowing for natural light to pass, which is critical in the Central Texas climate. “Additionally, the size and locations of the windows were designed to maximize the natural daylight while minimizing heat gain based on the locations. Thoughtful design and placement of windows goes a long way towards reducing electric lighting use and minimizing the demand on the air conditioning,” says Clark. For extra energy savings, can lights throughout the house use LED bulbs, which consume less energy. The architects relied on Rachel Horn Interiors for material selections such as wood species, tile selections, cabinet style and fixtures. White oak flooring and accents play a central role 50 HOME DESIGN & DECOR AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO |

in maintaining the warmth of the spaces and balance the minimal modern detailing. The kitchen features European cabinetry by Bauformat®, a stove and convection oven by Bertazzoni ltalia, and the kitchen counter and island are a manufactured quartz. Clark adds, “Interior materials are simple and elegant, contributing to the clean lines of the house and setting the backdrop for the homeowners’ own personalities.” By making full use of Farmhouse Modern ideology, the team’s successful combination of traditional and modern materials, complemented by a clean and warm palette, creates a sophisticated environment that does not feel pretentious or unapproachable, and respectfully joins existing homes in its classic neighborhood. u ARCHITECT Clark | Richardson Architects 512-636-7653 | www.clarkrichardson.com

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Timeless in

Tarrytown By Mauri Elbel Photography by Merrick Ales and Molly Culver

M od e rn . Sophisticated.

Timeless. Those were the design goals set before full-service design agency Design Hound by homeowners who inherited a family property in Tarrytown and wanted a home that would suit their empty nester lifestyle.









hey wanted to open up the house as much as possible but still maintain privacy,” says Kevin Stewart, Design Hound principal, of his clients who were looking to downsize to a space built for the two of them but also accommodate their grown children and grandchildren when they came to visit. The homeowners, concerned with the appearance of the house from the street and its relationship to their neighbors, didn’t want an ultra-contemporary glass and steel box nor were they wanting to live in a modern interpretation of the previous architectural style. As a result, Design Hound reduced their analysis of this house down to its base elements: the façade with its associated entry, the roof and the interior experience of their clients. Focusing on these as elements to be stripped down, examined and then reformulated, an interesting roof form began to take shape, which conceals the secondfloor bedrooms, bathrooms and living area. From street view, the unique roof makes the two-story home appear one-story and allows it to fit in with the existing homes in the charming old-Austin neighborhood. “They didn’t want it to look like it had a second story,” says Stewart. “They wanted it to be more subtle. Timeless. They wanted a home that would blend into the neighborhood.” The out-of-the-box design also makes the spacious 3,700-square-foot home appear much smaller than it is. “From the outside, it is unimposing,” says Stewart of the home set back from the street due to the site limitations caused by existing trees. “It is deceptive in a good way. Then when you step inside, it’s super serene. There’s a great connection to the outdoors. It’s in the middle of the city but you can’t see the neighbors.” The home’s form and primary materials — white stucco, steel framed windows and Japanese charred wood Shou-Sugi-Ban siding — are carried throughout the house. Though the front facade is an elegant compo-



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sition, it restricts views to the interior of the house by providing a greater level of privacy for the couple. Front yard views are limited by a large heritage tree outside the kitchen window box, creating a framed piece of living art from the interior. “We all kind of fell in love with the ShouSugi-Ban,” says Stewart. “It’s a really nice warm balance between the metal roof and white stucco. We tried to keep a really minimal material palette, and this brought in a real quality and elegance.” Scale and well-edited window placement remain key to the success of this project, keeping the home from being oversized and providing ample glass without sacrificing privacy. “Window placement was very important to us,” says Liz Rau, Design Hound principal. “We looked to see where the windows were on the adjacent houses and placed our windows accordingly so that they still have something interesting to look out on.” Purposefully placed large expanses of glass, hidden clerestories and windows running along the lower portions of the room flood the home with indirect sunlight, allowing privacy and light to co-exist by shielding views from the neighbors. “They are getting light in at a tall height without using skylights,” says Rau. “All of the windows give you views of the trees so you don’t notice the neighbor next door quite as much.” For example, higher windows provide views to the tree canopies, mid-level windows look out at mature oaks in the distance and windows that run along the ground are directed to specimen plants around the perimeter of the house — a design move that permeates the space with light and creates the sense that you are surrounded by nature rather than houses. In the kitchen, cabinetry is centered around the window box that frames the tree outside, says Rau, who prefers not to go overboard with cabinetry to allow space for art. Downstairs warm walnut, marble and white oak flow throughout the house, play-








ing off the dark stained hickory flooring and artwork personally curated by the homeowners. A large 10-foot by 12-foot, three-panel sliding glass door opens up to a covered deck off of the living room into a secluded courtyard. The master wing, featuring a study and private media lounge, can be completely separated from the rest of the house during large family gatherings with a hidden pocket door in order to further the idea of home as sanctuary. The only time the homeowners use the second floor is when their children and grandchildren come to visit, says Stewart. Upstairs, consisting of bedrooms, a game room, a clever bench space, which doubles as a sleeping nook for grandkids, and a sneaky window by the beverage bar that looks out into the treetops, can be completely closed off from the downstairs zone. At a time when trendy architecture seems to be popping up in older neighborhoods, this Tarrytown home offers something a little more subtle and timeless. “This home was actually Liz and my first collaboration as partners here at the Design Hound office,” says Stewart. “It was a combination of both of our design sensibilities and it came out a little better than both of us have hoped for.” u


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THE BEXAR CABANA Modern Architecture for Hill Country Living


By Cheryl Van Tuyl Jividen Photography by Dror Baldinger

an Antonio-based architect Tobin Smith is accustomed to large, multi-faceted, complex projects, but it’s the singular request that thrills him. “I love a direct, simple challenge,” says Smith. That’s exactly what he got with the Bexar Cabana in Hollywood Park. The clients, native Californians, poised a straightforward request — “How do we spend more time outside, like we used to in California?”


“It was wonderful to meditate on outdoor comfort more days of the year,” says Smith. Considering what a South Texas summer can dish out, it wasn’t an easy task. Smith says, “The clients had a history of perfect weather when our reality here is mosquitos, heat and relentless sun.” Smith had plenty of input to guide his design. “The client came with a good, strong idea of the construct and color palette. They had a brave vision of something different, but complimentary to the home.“ This allowed Smith to consider

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a satellite structure that didn’t have to match the existing residence; the creation of a modern pool cabana. To coax the best out of Mother Nature, Smith had an arsenal of design advantages in mind. “Water, shade and breeze. That’s what it came down to.” The water element was implemented with a longer than long, lap pool designed by Brett Corrigan of Artesian Pools. By placing the cabana at the north end of the pool facing south, the incoming breeze would be cooled across the pool water in the summer. The breeze was further circulated with ceiling-mounted fans. The addition of a high opening in the concrete by the bar area pulls the breeze in, but also showcases a direct view of the canopy of trees just behind the cabana. To ensure plenty of shade, Smith went wide with a “sombrero” sized brim. With deep overhangs on the east, west and south sides and a shallow one on the north side, it increased the under-roof square footage to 906 square feet. Not limited to warm weather months, the shape and design have winter benefits as well allowing the sun to come in and warm you. A solar hot water heating system for the pool was incorporated onto the rooftop, extending the swimming season using the sun’s free energy.

The series of rock wall terraces created by John Troy leading to the pool and cabana work in beautiful concert with the structure. “The horizontality of the lines is brilliantly done,” says Smith of the landscape elements. That visual and textural impact marries well with the durable materials Smith chose, including board-formed concrete, galvanized steel and stained cedar. Smith values the honest approach in materiality, “Concrete is the anchor and shell comprising 80 percent of the structure. It’s cooler while the wood offers warmth and a tactile element. These general materials are good partners combining tone and texture composed into a texturally rich experience.” The cabana supports the lifestyle the client had hoped for with changing and showering spaces, a prep counter with a sink and refrigerator, and built-in daybeds. The space is further enhanced with light fixtures and textiles as well as décor by Bonnie Chumbley’s Svelte Veldt Home. The commissioned large, concrete jackrabbit sculpture is by Marfa artist, Mary Baxter. The pool shelter illustrates Smith’s methodology to modern architecture. “To some, that means white washing inside and out. My approach is playing with textures and connection points between them. Celebrating the components and parts that united, build something greater letting them be what they want to be. A whole lot of thought went into this little shade structure, Bexar Cabana.” u ARCHITECT Tobin Smith Architect 210-326-6646 | www.tobinsmitharchitect.com 60 HOME DESIGN & DECOR AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO |

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American households use hundreds of gallons of water every day. Luckily, there are smart home enabled devices that help you conserve water without any effort on your part! If you’re thinking about remodeling, consider these exciting ways to use technology to save water. IN THE KITCHEN Replace your current fixtures with lowflow faucets. These devices limit water flow, in some cases reducing water usage by 50 percent! Other faucets feature a pressure responsive flow to control the flow of water for tasks like washing. Another water guzzler in the kitchen is the dishwasher. Many dishwashers on the market are water-conscious, so it shouldn’t be hard to find an EnergyStar® dishwasher that fits your needs.


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IN THE BATHROOM Many people shower for much longer MARTHA BIZZELL, than necessary without even noticing, and Executive Director, NARI San Antonio there are smart devices that help decrease your shower time. One device sits at the drain of your shower and tracks the water flow throughout the shower. In each shower after that, the device will display green, yellow and red lights to indicate your shower progress. Over time, the device shortens the duration of the shower, meaning you save water without realizing a change! IN THE WALLS Stopping leaks in your walls can be a tricky task to manage. Thankfully, there are smart home devices that help you detect and stop leaks early on, before any damage is caused. Leak detectors attach to your pipes and pair to your phone. Depending on the device, it can alert you with potential warning signs such as condensation and drops, or even shut off your water in a suspected emergency. IN THE YARD Modern sprinkler and irrigation systems can do so much more than their predecessors. Some models can even connect to your phone and schedule themselves to save water based on the local weather forecasts. u

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SAN ANTONIO’S TRICENTENNIAL The Alamo City’s 300th birthday is well underway, but there’s still

By Julie Catalano Photography courtesy of www.visitsanantonio.com

plenty to experience during this once-in-a-lifetime happening.

This year is the perfect time to learn the history of San Antonio — a long, complex and compelling tale that begins when the city was named before there was a city, when indigenous peoples like the Payaya Indians occupied the area for many thousands of years. Spanish explorers arrived on June 13, 1691 on the feast day of St. Anthony de Padua, naming both the area and the river in his honor. It was 27 more years, in 1718, before the first mission — what we now know as the Alamo — and the first presidio were established at San Pedro Creek, populated by Spanish friars and Spanish soldiers, respectively. Although 1718 is celebrated as San Antonio’s birth, there was no official city government until 56 Canary Islanders arrived in March of 1731 by royal decree of the King of Spain, establishing law and order with a municipal government and city hall. Ranches and farmland were tilled with the help of Spanish presidio soldiers and the Native Americans — a full century before the Battle of the Alamo. That’s the short version. Hundreds of Tricentennial-themed events, performances, lectures, exhibits, concerts, films and festivals will fill in the gaps with everything from solemn remembrances to celebrations of art, music and dance, led by the San Antonio Tricentennial Commission in partnership with area organizations and institutions. 62 HOME DESIGN & DECOR AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO |

WHERE TO START? RIGHT HERE: COMMEMORATIVE WEEK, MAY 1-6 Packing as much Tricentennial as possible into six days, this week explores history, education, arts and much more. Many of the events are free, but for ticket and time info, go to www.sanantonio300.org.

May 1. Day of Reflection. The week kicks off with interfaith services at places of worship across the city, headed by the Archdiocese of San Antonio and MISSION CONCEPCION other religious leaders. A pilgrimage from Mission Concepción arrives at Main Plaza, followed by a musical performance, healing ceremony, lighting of the Eternal Flame and a candlelight vigil. Free.

May 2. History and Education. Thousands of San Antonio students will get a visit from historical performers touring area schools throughout the week to bring the city’s history to life. Special exhibits will also be on display at libraries, college campuses and museums.

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May 3. Founders Day. A Founders Day Ball is a gala ticketed event at the downtown Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Concurrent activities that are free and open to the public will be held at UTSA main campus, Texas A&M San Antonio, Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Philip’s College and Morgan’s Wonderland. May 4. Arts for All. Complimentary admission to museums, art venues, theaters and more, many of them offering Tricentennial-centric programming.


nio River served as a life source through the ages. This is a companion exhibition to Confluence and Culture: 300 Years of San Antonio History, through January 6, 2019. www.wittemuseum.org

May 5. Legacy Day. Arts, entertainment, tours and celebrations pay tribute to the five San Antonio Missions — San Jose, Concepción, Espada, San Juan and the Alamo. The day ends with fireworks over every mission.



The San Antonio Museum of Art also does double duty with San Antonio 1718: Art from Viceregal Mexico, through May 13, that tells the story of San Antonio’s first century through more than 100 artworks; and Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid, from June 22-September 16, featuring more than 40 masterpieces from major collections, many of which have never been on display in the U.S. www.samuseum.org





May 6. Military Appreciation. Designed to highlight the city’s renowned military history, this day will focus on active duty military and Joint Base San Antonio.

MORE HIGHLIGHTS: Two fascinating exhibitions at the Witte Museum bring to life a first-class (and fun) history lesson. Through July 1, Gathering at the Waters: 12,000 Years of People explores how the San Anto-

Confluence: Art at the Convention Center is an exhibition hosted by the City of San Antonio to showcase more than 20 new artworks by prominent local and regional artists at the newly expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Free. One of the most exciting Tricentennial offerings will endure far into the future — the “T” Public Art Garden, an ambitious project that will reinvent four acres along the River Walk into a walkable space for visitors to connect with inspiring public art. Works by local and international artists will grace the area to create an artistic destination combining art, culture, people and place in the heart of downtown. This multiyear art initiative is planned for a late 2018 launch.

WANT MORE? The official San Antonio Tricentennial SA300 app is available for download in both iOS and Android, with information on the latest events and celebrations for the city’s milestone birthday. u


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Love of your Light at Wimberley Glass

New Wine Storage From ShelfGenie

June 9, 2018, 3:00 – 7:00pm

The newest addition to the ShelfGenie product line is the Wine Rack Glide-Out®. Available in seven finishes, the wine rack is custom built to fit any existing cabinet and provides storage and easy access for wine bottles. ShelfGenie designs, manufactures and installs storage solutions for existing kitchen and bathroom cabinets and pantries. www.shelfgenie.com/sanantonio

As the summer heats up, come enjoy what the creative minds of Wimberley Glassworks have been up to! Join us on June 9 from 3:00 to 7:00pm for our “Love of your Light” event: an afternoon of live music, antique gin fizzes by Treaty Oaks Distillery and the unveiling of our newest lighting creations! RSVP at www.wgw.com.

Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) Introduces Fundamental Concepts To 8th Graders

Keith Zars Pools Now Carries Dell’aqua Mosiacs by Ann Sacks

Keith Zars Pools adds Ann Sacks to its extensive tile and mosaics inventory. Dell’acqua, manufactured exclusively for Ann Sacks by Oceanside Glasstile, offers handmade glass mosaics with a smooth, softly rounded edge detail comprised partially of pre-and post- consumer recycled glass. Keith Zars Pools continues to provide unsurpassed artistry and design options for every custom pool. www.keithzarspools.com

Haven Design & Construction Wins Big At Regional NARI Contractor of the Year Awards!

Closing Reception: May 23, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00pm San Antonio Area Foundation As the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts, the Texas chapter of the ICAA is currently leading the New Heights Architectural curriculum at Alamo Heights Junior School. This course introduces fundamental concepts of building, design and architectural language, and it provides students with an introduction to classical architecture and the building traditions of San Antonio. The closing reception will recap this initiative by displaying the students’ work, and it is free and open to the public. www.classicist.org

Benson Carpet & Floors Partners With STARK Benson Carpet & Floors is one of only a few showrooms in Texas selected to represent STARK, a leading provider of patterned, luxury, handmade custom carpets and rugs. Both companies are family-run with a strong commitment to customer service and quality products. Look for an exclusive display in Benson’s downtown Austin showroom. www.bensoncarpetandfloors.com 64 HOME DESIGN & DECOR AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO |

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Competing against contractors in eight South Central states, the husband and wife team at Haven won in the categories of Residential Kitchen $60,000 to $100,000 and $30,000 to $60,000. Their entries will now compete against the other regional winners for the National Title. The team’s combined design and construction expertise include Jana Valdez, Allied ASID and Armando Valdez, Licensed Contractor. www.havendesignandconstruction.com

arts and culture


Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians

Culinaria Wine + Food Festival

May 25 – September 3, 2018 Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio Andy Warhol is the undisputed leader of American Pop Art. The Cowboys and Indians series, Warhol’s last major project before passing in 1987, pays tribute to the archetypal symbols of a popular, romanticized version of the American West. This portfolio of 10 prints includes the likes of famous Western stars and symbols such as Geronimo, John Wayne, Annie Oakley and Teddy Roosevelt, and is presented with the companion exhibition Billy Schenck: Myth of the West by the contemporary artist who founded the Western Pop movement. www.briscoemuseum.org

May 17-20, 2018, San Antonio Culinaria celebrates the best of food and that means elevated events featuring opulent gourmet creations paired with elegant wines for extravagant tastings prepared by San Antonio’s best chefs, guest chefs and global and local wineries. New events will be introduced throughout the year. www.culinariasa.org

Taste of Mexico 2018 May 2, 2018, 6:00-9:00pm, Brazos Hall, Austin

Bubbles: May 17, Topaz at La Cantera Resort & Spa Becker Luncheon: May 18, Becker Vineyards Texas Grand Tasting: May 18, San Antonio Ballroom at La Cantera Resort & Spa Texas Taco Showdown: May 19, La Cantera Resort & Spa Burgers, BBQ & Beer: May 20, La Cantera Resort & Spa

Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro Opens Buddy V’s Ristorante and Carlo’s Bakery

Caitlin G McCollom Opens New Austin Studio

The Shops at La Cantera, San Antonio

Presented by Mexic-Arte Museum and other sponsors, this celebration of Cinco de Mayo features creative and cultural cuisine from more than 50 of Austin’s most exciting restaurants. Fine tequilas and mezcals pair with regional specialties and contemporary fusions, making this the leading Mexican and Latin American-inspired culinary event since 1998. Proceeds from this event support Mexic-Arte Museum’s art education programs. www.mexic-artemuseum.org

Master baker Buddy Valastro catapulted to fame with his over-the-top cakes created at Carlo’s Bakery, established in 1910 in New Jersey, and now SA has one of their very own. Adding to his culinary portfolio, Buddy V’s Ristorante brings a taste of Valastro’s beloved heirloom recipes to the first Texas location with décor reminiscent of the Sunday dinner atmosphere at Buddy’s grandmother’s home. www.carlosbakery.com, www.buddyvsrestaurants.com APRIL / MAY 2018


Internationally exhibiting artist Caitlin G McCollom announces the opening of her new studio at Canopy in the East Austin arts district. While her process is traditional — using a paintbrush to apply paint to paper — the end result is anything but. She utilizes high flow acrylic paint and Yupo, a synthetic Japanese paper made of polypropylene, to create incredible depth. “I paint in reds and blues, which represent blood and water. Blood is a symbol for the physical world, and water the spiritual world,” says McCollom. www.cgmccollom.com







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