Austin Mid-Century Ranch Gets a Second Chance with a Stunning Rehab

living room, Mark Ashby Design and Rick +Cindy Black Architects

Project: Austin Mid-Century Ranch
Interior Design: Mark Ashby Design
Architects: Rick +Cindy Black Architects
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Photography: Clay Grier

This Austin, Zilker ranch house was a complete reno and remodel – but still infused with its original mid-century charm. The Austin Mid-Century Ranch is a creative collaboration between renowned Austin design firm Mark Ashby Design and Rick +Cindy Black Architects. Built in 1955, characterized by its low-slung roof, brick exterior and pitched ceilings, the house had not been renovated or maintained in its sixty years. The deed restrictions limited any expansion to one-story, but this restriction has allowed the live oak canopy in the area to flourish with expansive and dappled shade. One small addition to the house that the owner requested was a room inspired by an orangerie; outfitted with freestanding tub an expansive views to the wide open lawn of the backyard.

Austin Mid-Century Ranch Gets a Second Chance with a Stunning Rehab

Mark Ashby Design added terrazzo floors throughout and worked with Rick and Cindy Black to completely redesign the kitchen, sunken den, and bathrooms- and the new bathing sunroom. Built-in furniture, tile, textures and cabinetry complete a look that is fully custom, completely unique and effortlessly Austin.

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A walk to Austin City Limits and Zilker Park, this house is now an easy place for friends to congregate and for the evenings to commence in a casual yet sophisticated style.

dining room, Mark Ashby Design and Rick +Cindy Black Architects

Austin Mid-Century Ranch Gets a Second Chance with a Stunning Rehab

Austin Mid-Century Ranch Gets a Second Chance with a Stunning Rehab

Austin Mid-Century Ranch Gets a Second Chance with a Stunning Rehab

kitchen, Mark Ashby Design and Rick +Cindy Black Architects

kitchen, Mark Ashby Design and Rick +Cindy Black Architects

Austin Mid-Century Ranch Gets a Second Chance with a Stunning Rehab

Austin Mid-Century Ranch Gets a Second Chance with a Stunning Rehab

Austin Mid-Century Ranch Gets a Second Chance with a Stunning Rehab

Austin Mid-Century Ranch Gets a Second Chance with a Stunning Rehab

Austin Mid-Century Ranch Gets a Second Chance with a Stunning Rehab

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