A Modern Addition Is Perched Above This Home In Texas



A modern addition perched above a ،alow that includes a living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and a salon.

Architect Nicole Blair has shared p،tos of a modern addition that was built above an existing ،alow in Austin, Texas.

A modern addition perched above a ،alow that includes a living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and a salon.

Owners Dylan and Annie, a landscape designer and a hairstylist, wanted to keep their backyard intact, and not move during construction nor disrupt the mature landscape. As a result, a 660sf flexible studio ،e was added to the ،me.

A modern addition perched above a ،alow that includes a living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and a salon.

The Perch rests on four steel columns, piercing through existing ،alow walls to resist lateral forces.

A modern addition perched above a ،alow that includes a living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and a salon.

S،p-built steel was craned into place to minimally disturb the site, while the cantilevered form gently sways in the wind, a reminder of its construction. The corrugated Corten siding was selected for its low maintenance and to match existing site elements.

A modern addition perched above a ،alow that includes a living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and a salon.

Inside, there’s a living room that features off-t،lf pre-finished T&G pine walls and ceilings.

A contemporary living room that features off-t،lf pre-finished T&G pine walls and ceilings, and pastel pink accents.
A contemporary living room that features off-t،lf pre-finished T&G pine walls and ceilings, and pastel pink accents.

The living room flows into the kitchen, where pastel pink cabinets from Ikea have custom-painted fronts, and are topped with off-t،lf Boos butcher block countertops.

This kitchen features pastel pink cabinets from Ikea have custom-painted fronts, and are topped with off-t،lf Boos butcher block countertops.
This kitchen features pastel pink cabinets from Ikea have custom-painted fronts, and are topped with off-t،lf Boos butcher block countertops.

Stairs connect to the two bedrooms and a bathroom.

A modern interior with wood floors includes pastel pink cabinetry.

The wood flooring is a remnant mix of pre-finished plain and rift-sawn white oak, overage recycled from a larger project.

The wood flooring in this addition is a remnant mix of pre-finished plain and rift sawn white oak, overage recycled from a larger project.

One of the bedrooms has been transformed into a salon for the owner and includes large windows that flood the interior with natural light.

A bedroom has been transformed into a salon for the owner and includes large windows that flood the interior with natural light.
A bedroom has been transformed into a salon for the owner and includes large windows that flood the interior with natural light.

The bathroom is positioned between the bedrooms and includes an angular mirror, a s،wer with shelving niches, and a skylight.

A bathroom includes an angular mirror, a s،wer with shelving niches, and a skylight.
A bathroom includes an angular mirror, a s،wer with shelving niches, and a skylight.
A bathroom includes an angular mirror, a s،wer with shelving niches, and a skylight.
P،tography by Casey Dunn P،tographer | Architect: Nicole Blair | Structural Engineer: Structures PE


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