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    Westlake Downtown View

    This project started out, not with a master plan, but with the directive to solve isolated issues. It wasn’t until we were well down the road of design that spaces started to bleed together, generating a more comprehensive overview. To make it more challenging, the home had been remodeled twice in the past, leaving an ad hoc series of peculiar room arrangements. Eventually, as one improvement led to the recognition of another, we touched every space in the home.

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    Contemporary Concrete Earth

    This home, purported to be the first concrete earth dwelling in Austin, sits at the apex of the Hill of Life, tucked into the hillside. An unassuming brick box from the street, the original project was sited to take advantage of the sweeping views of the Barton Creek Green Belt. We were tasked to bring in more natural light to the home, modernize the interior, and create a museum-like setting for the homeowner’s art collection.

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    Versatile Modern Farmhouse

    This 1990s builder-grade home received initial upgrades when its owners improved the master bath and full bath soon after moving in. After they lived in the home for a while they became dissatisfied with its fragmented layout and outdated style. The kitchen was cut off from the living space and had been renovated in the parlance of the preceding decade: ’90s contemporary eclectic. It was time for both an improvement in style and function in these critical spaces.

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    South Lamar New Build

    Skillful renovations tie elements of the old and new together, reinventing a home’s identity without erasing its history. In this case, the homeowners wanted to entirely rebuild their home—the rub: any new construction had to fit within the house’s original footprint in order to preserve the property’s many heritage trees.

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    French Place Remodel

    Built in the 1930s in Austin’s French Place neighborhood in the heart of Cherrywood, this home had good, solid bones, and a soul that our clients fell in love with. But they confronted a dilemma presented to many: sell, and buy a home in a different location that was more suitable to a growing family, or stay and renovate?

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    Lost Creek Kitchen Remodel

    Another by-now-classic remodel where we opened up a kitchen to rejoin the rest of a family's common living space. We also added a full array of new storage options in the back-kitchen—along with study space—and plans for outdoor living enhancements now in the works!

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    Casual French Elegance In Rob Roy

    This home had the perfect location—rare lake access in Rob Roy—but in no way matched the new owners' style. The discord was almost a deal breaker. But with a talented designer, and CG&S' full backing, the home quickly began to take on a dizzying array of splendor. In this project we picked a keen path, and pursued it to an excellent finish.

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    Highland Park Remix

    You’ve got a lot of space, but you can’t use it. That was the paradox at the heart of this home nestled in the folds of the Balcones escarpment. The house was deep and dark, with a lot of square footage and a low hung roofline. Its center was a dark square made up of an insufficient kitchen cut off from the living room by a wall. The arrangement meant that light came into the living room from only one direction through three French doors to the east. The living room had a fireplace, but the furniture was not in close proximity, and there was no place for a television. There was also a formal dining room, but that was cut off from the kitchen. To top it off, the space was replete with 1970’s modern décor; we needed updates.

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    Sapphire Bath In 78704

    Located deep in one of south Austin's most vibrant neighborhoods, this home had the perfect location for a young professional. But the master bath was wonky. So they hired CG&S for a makeover.

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    Open & Inviting In Westlake

    Our clients loved their home’s location—just not their home. After looking at different houses and finding none that could match the privacy, convenience and natural beauty of where they were, the couple decided to renovate and update. Frequent hosts, the clients wanted a more open and inviting layout for entertaining, a reconfigured kitchen, and a modernized master bathroom.

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    South Austin Outdoor Living

    Avid birdwatchers and gardeners, these clients wanted their outdoor space to shine. The original entryway and courtyard of this home wasn’t reflecting the homeowner's’ love of the outdoors, so we added new gates and fencing, plus an expansive screened in porch, to bring the outdoors closer than ever before.

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    Westlake Dome House

    Westlake is well known for its housing variety, and this organic dome house is a standout among its peers. With a wooded setting on a narrow lane that hugs the side of a hill, the occupants in this home feel at once sheltered by the thick ferrocement dome and very connected to lush nature via large butt glazed windows artfully inserted into the original dome plan.

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    Moroccan Accent Bath

    With only one bath shared between this couple and their teenage son, it was time to make a change. The owners wanted a private master bath, a separate bath for their son, and the convenience of the washer and dryer located close to the closets on the second level. Not only is the new master bath more functional, but also provides the perfect showcase for these clients' Moroccan collectibles.

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    Timeless Classic

    This central Austin couple returned from vacation to find their master suite flooded from a burst pipe - talk about difficult re-entry to daily life! We initially consulted with them to repair and renovate their bathroom, but as the design developed they realized they could turn this mishap into an opportunity. Instead of making remedial repairs to a compromised space, they decided to transform their entire home.

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    Balcones Bath

    This guest bathroom at the end of a once-dark interior hallway was an eyesore in these clients’ mid-century, traditional ranch-style home. Guests arriving in the entry hall are inevitably afforded a view down this interior hallway—one that terminates at the open door to the bathroom. Since the only natural light into the hall is through the open door of the bath, the renovation focused on making the view of the room beautiful from the entry hall, while bringing in much needed natural light.

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    Light, Bright & Airy

    Some people are drawn to the drama. This particular client, in a vibrant South Austin neighborhood, wanted their project to have that touch of extravagance. Once a duplex, this now two-story house was begging for more space and natural daylight. With a bigger kitchen and an expanded living room with floor to ceiling windows, we brought the outdoors in while kicking up the style.

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    Tarrytown New Build

    These clients returned to us with a surprising request—design and build a whole new house only a handful of years after we completed a full house renovation and addition for them. Perhaps in the end it wasn’t so shocking: we had remained in touch and celebrated the addition of each new addition to the growing family over the years—including twins!—until their household numbered five children. So we collaborated again to create a brand new home for the family of seven in quiet corner of Tarrytown.

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    Bee Cave Outdoor Living

    Upgraded, but maybe a better word would be revolutionized. This recently purchased home had everything an Austin couple needed—almost: rustic charm, a guesthouse with work shop and plans to build a free standing gym. It even had a pool and waterslide! One would think that an outdoor living and kitchen would be included. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case; we set out to change that.

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