The design of Nightcap fuses the charm of a traditional Clarksville bungalow with a moody and modern aesthetic to achieve the client’s vision for an Austin centric dessert and cocktail bar.

Project Name: Nightcap
Studio Name:
Dick Clark + Associates
Project size: 2102 ft2
Completion date: 2015
Building levels: 1
Location: Austin, United States
Photography: Paul Bardagjy

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Bar ©Paul Bardagjy

The conscientious remodel expands the overall footprint with the addition of a flexible private dining room and new restrooms while preserving the building’s character. A new entry added on the east side of the structure allows the original front porch to serve as an outdoor dining space with access to garden seating on the front lawn.

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Outdoor Seating ©Paul Bardagjy

With the spatial layout largely undisturbed, the restaurant provides an intimate atmosphere, each room offering a unique experience. The interior is a mix of classic craftsman details and unexpected elements such as dark floral wallpaper and a color palette of charcoal and plum.

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Dining Space ©Paul Bardagjy

A semi-circular soapstone bar is centrally located just off the lounge, featuring an original brick fireplace and longleaf pine floors.


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