This Texas Cottage Makes Breezy Outdoor Living its Priority


The concept of outdoor living is nothing new in Texas with homes in the region always favoring a pavilion style and an open ambiance that seamlessly connects the interior with the outdoors. With the weather in Texas favoring such style, it is a barely a surprise that the homeowners of this tranquil cottage nestled in a hip neighborhood of Austin opted for an extension that was all about the outdoors. Increasing the living space of the original cottage structure that was set back from the street, Nick Deaver Architect designed a new addition creates a smart indoor-outdoor interplay with a series of exterior terraces.


Dining room with glass walls and sliding glass door connected with the patio and outdoor living area


Metallic exterior of the latest extension to a breezy cottage in Austin, Texas

Exterior terraces become a part of the living space inside

Glass walls connect the cottage with the outdoor terrace and green surroudings

Breezy dining room of the Texas Cottage

Kitchen in white with dark central island and colorful wall art

Large window connects the kitchen with the green yard outside

Master bedroom with accent wooden wall opens up towards the outdoors

Reclaimed wood adds softness and unique character to the contemporary white bathroom

A cloak of natural greenery surrounds the cottage and gives ample privacy to those spending their time enjoying the sunny afternoons and cool evenings on the terraces. Use of large glass walls for the living and dining rooms along with sliding glass doors provides one large ‘party zone’ where friends and family can gather in peace. The latest extension also brought along with it a revamped kitchen and guest room which embrace a neutral color scheme while the rest of the cottage offers ample opportunity for the homeowners to display their wide art collection.


Metallic exterior of the latest extension to a breezy cottage in Austin, Texas


Exterior terraces become a part of the living space inside


Glass walls connect the cottage with the outdoor terrace and green surroudings


Breezy dining room of the Texas Cottage


Kitchen in white with dark central island and colorful wall art


Large window connects the kitchen with the green yard outside

The low pitched roof design of LeanToo helps it retain the classic ‘cottage’ feel even while ushering in a modern vibe, offering the best of both worlds. Responding to the unique demands of the site and creating a harmonious, contemporary getaway, this fabulous Texas cottage is both intimate and open at the same time. [Photography: Casey Dunn]


Master bedroom with accent wooden wall opens up towards the outdoors


Reclaimed wood adds softness and unique character to the contemporary white bathroom


Skylight for the contemporary bathroom in white with standalone bathtub


Entrance and exterior of the extended cottage in Austin


Siteplan of the revamped cottaege in Texas by Nick Deaver Architect

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