Take a barn in Austin, Texas, USA. Add a designer with a contemporary and International vision, such as Shane Michael Pavonetti. You'll get Garden St. Residence, a refined mix of local style and industrial aesthetic.
The strong points of the house are the airy interiors, with details that manage to blend the style of Austin's indigenous and rustic architecture, notably the wooden beams and matchboarding, with steel fixtures and stairs as well as industrial-style tiles, reminiscent of New York lofts.
What ties these two souls together are the elegant, elongated windows on the external facades, giving the typically agricultural building the connotation of a metropolitan open space.
"Our aim is to create buildings that get better with age", explains studio Pavonetti. " We have a style of our own but we hope that it is our design and not our style that allows our buildings to persevere and be relevant for generations".
Photos © Amanda Kirkpatrick via Pavonetti