This 1935 bungalow has been restored, altered, and added on to in a way that was intended to honor the original fabric of the Bouldin neighborhood while making it amenable to modern Austin living. The original 1000 sf structure and front porch was preserved and left largely intact. The existing living areas were given a more modern feel by widening an existing opening and removing an existing wall. Furthermore, the original bedroom was made more livable with addition of a new en suite bath and closet.
Project Name: Annie Street Project
Studio Name: Elizabeth Baird Architecture & Design
Location: Austin, United States
Photography: Andrea Calo
A previous sunroom addition was removed to make room for a new 220 sf master suite. Within the suite, a partition divides sleeping and living spaces without compromising a sense of spaciousness, while glass doors and tall windows create a strong visual connection to the lawn. The form of the new addition takes cues from the original home while the siding is decidedly modern.
The original structure was strongly skewed on the narrow property. A narrow, short, low-profile wing connects the master addition to the original house in a modern way. The small connector allows the new master addition to align with the property and thus rectifies the connection between the house and the back yard without having to demolish the original home. It also creates a new backyard entry into the house through a mudroom and a place for the master bathroom.
Throughout the interior, the building’s original shiplap was exposed and painted white to create a series of bright spaces accented with colorful tiles and tactile concrete countertops. Local tile designer Erin Adams designed many of the tile patterns, all of which were lovingly selected by the client, who is a ceramicist herself and created a beautiful waterfall tile pattern for the guest bath. Custom millwork defines a continuous architectural element and incorporates the client’s favorite artifacts.