Among the several homes of recent vintage that have accumulated in East Austin’s long-established Chestnut neighborhood over the past decade or so, this two-story clapboard contemporary stands out. Designed by award-winning local firm FAB Architecture, the bespoke home has been featured in Dwell and Domino magazines as well as on the AIA Austin Modern Homes Tour.
Built in 2013, the 2,164-square-foot house has an open, airy layout that allows light to stream in and illuminate the simple, clean-lined interiors. Materials such as the peaked roof, high ceilings, and light-colored, pine flooring contribute to the serene effect, as does the knowledge that the home’s many windows are four-paned and to assist with energy efficiency.
The home has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. It features a chef’s kitchen with KitchenAid appliances and two ovens, a fireplace, Carerra marble counters in the kitchen and bathrooms, and a refurbished, turn-of-the-20th-century clawfoot tub from the house that was originally on the property.
The home’s outdoor space has been cultivated for enjoyment and entertainment. It features a patio that offers large outdoor living and dining areas, a privacy fence, jasmine-covered trellises, and low-maintenance landscaping.