Many people misinterpret modern minimalism as a style that lacks all color, personality, character and is mundane even at its very best. Apart from being completely untrue, this perception also keeps many away from the style when it could actually help them immensely. Transforming a home that was originally built in 1992 by David Shiflet on top of a lovely, private cove in Westlake, Austin, the into a modern masterpiece, this renovation by Mark Ashby Design shows that modern minimalism can be eye-catching and inviting when done right! The Westlake Hideaway sits on a vast, 4-acre lot and it took a whole two years to completely alter the persona of this extravagant Texas home.
The interior now feels light, cheerful and every room of the home is bathed in ample natural light. The inherent high ceilings of the building and spacious rooms add to this air of luxury even as the décor choices, accessories and neutral color scheme usher in restrained minimalism. Wood and white along with gray accents takes over in most rooms of the house with shades of blue making an appearance in the bedrooms. Custom cabinetry, exquisite vanities and bespoke wall designs that wow with both textural and geo contrast put the final touches on this mesmerizing conversion.
Working with Mark Ashby Design on our long-distance, extensive remodel helped make the process stress-free and we are thrilled with the result. Our ideas, vision, and preferences were always the top priority and our design team used this information, along with their expertise, to pull our dream home together.