Featured in Dwell (h/t Creede Fitch) and designed by major local firm Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, this Mueller row home is not your average townhouse—clearly, a lot more thought and care has been put into combining visual pleasure with functionality than one sees in most housing of this type.
The 1,500-square-foot row home packs a lot into its two stories but somehow still has a clean, open, airy feeling. Built in 2014, it has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.
The open floor plan and abundant light help with that atmosphere, as do natural elements such as hickory walls, colorful cement tile, Carrera marble, and concrete floors. A custom bookcase backed with frosted plexiglass, backlit from the adjacent staircase, is another unique, light-harvesting element.
The home has a 5-Star green energy rating from the City of Austin, due to such features as Nest thermostats, cellular shades, Minka Aire ceiling fans in all bedrooms, and a tankless water heater. It’s also pre-wired to accommodate solar panels and features Andersen casement windows, waterwise plants, and drip irrigation in plant beds.
In the townhouse’s common areas, a hickory covered wall conceals a powder room and two storage closets. The beautiful design details continue as you step through the entry. The adjacent dining area is accented with a saucer bubble light by American industrial designer George Nelson.
The island is made of hickory pecan wood and topped with Caesarstone. The kitchen features a glass subway-tile backsplash and Kitchen Aid appliances.
The upstairs master bedroom has a private balcony overlooking future park space in the neighborhood, sliding barn doors, and an en suite bathroom with dual sinks, a frameless glass shower, soaking tub, and walk-in closet.
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