Clean Design and Sleek Lines Transformed This Condo Unit into a Modern Marvel

Clean Design and Sleek Lines Transformed This Condo Unit into a Modern Marvel

Project: Condo Unit Renovation
Architect: Nicole Blair, Studio 512
General Contractor: Nicole Blair, Studio 512
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Photography: Whit Preston Photographer

A new open plan allows downtown views from a soaking tub and walk-in shower at the back of the loft. Minimalist geometry draws focus to the natural material palate: walnut grain cabinets, stucco walls, concrete countertops with integral sinks, exposed structural concrete columns and ceiling. A few favorite details include a custom recessed stepping stool to get into the tub, built-in vanity lights, integrated supply and return air vents at walnut cabinetry, plateless outlet + switches at the sink, and metal picture rail crown trim.

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Nicole Blair is a registered architect in Texas. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel from Cornell University and a Masters of Architecture from Rice University. Before starting her own firm, she gained work experience in NYC in the award-winning offices of Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Peter Eisenman, Architects. The firm was named an Emerging Practice by Texas Architect in 2019 and Nicole was named one of the 18 greatest living architects in the world by Elle Decor Magazine in their January/February 2019 issue

Materials + Fabrication Credits:
Concrete Countertops and Integral Sinks: Newbold Stone
Stucco: Jose Rivera
Cabinetry: Wish Tree Carpentry
Specialty Woodwork (stepping stool, shower bench, open walnut cabinets): Hatch Workshop
Framing/Trim: Eric Rodenbeck and Donald Berry
Paint: Celis Drywall and Paint
Concrete Floor Refinish: Andy’s Concrete Flooring
Hardware: Alexander Marchant
Plumbing Fixtures: Restoration Hardware
Leather Pulls: Noah Marion Leather Goods

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A new open plan allows downtown views from a soaking tub and walk-in shower at the back of the loft.

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bathroom, concrete walls, raw

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