This circa 1920 home located in central Austin, had become a blight in the neighborhood after sitting empty and gutted for several years. When the previous Owner’s long-term plans changed, it was offered up for sale and purchased by a young family who sought to restore the home to its original glory.

Project Name: Hemphill Park
Studio Name: Tim Cuppett Architects
Location: Austin, United States
Photography: Whit Preston

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Much of the original configuration was either maintained or restored, save the additions of a modern kitchen, screened porch, and rear entry which were added to vault the home into the current century. The rear entry completes a continuous loop through the first floor, creating an open floorplan with clearly defined rooms.

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The interiors, much like the envelope were developed with one foot in the past and one in the present with a nod to the playful. New steel handrails and canopies are paired with original stucco and shiplap, whimsical flooring was selected in the kitchen to specifically recall era appropriate lead based green paint, as well as compliment the owners growing jadeite collection!

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Though the structure was updated and respectfully reconfigured to accommodate modern living, it retains the scale and enhances the charm of the original home.


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