In this lakefront home, a generously sized island and an open floorplan satisfied the need for a casual kitchen with high style.

Westlake Kitchen, Austin Texas

  • High-low finishes such as a distressed copper range hood, a gleaming stainless fridge, rough-hewn ceiling timbers, and dark wood floors help compose a look that's both industrial and warm.

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    High-low finishes such as a distressed copper range hood, a gleaming stainless fridge, rough-hewn ceiling timbers, and dark wood floors help compose a look that's both industrial and warm.

    Paul Finkel

    High-low finishes such as a distressed copper range hood, a gleaming stainless fridge, rough-hewn ceiling timbers, and dark wood floors help compose a look that's both industrial and warm.

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    A mix of polished and rough-hewn finishes lend a feel that's a lived-in yet sophisticated.

    Paul Finkel

    A mix of polished and rough-hewn finishes lend a feel that's a lived-in yet sophisticated.

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    The kitchen flows into an amply-sized seating area.

    Paul Finkel

    The kitchen flows into an amply-sized seating area.

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    A mixture of styles--urban loft and beachy--was sought for this lakeside home.

    Paul Finkel

    A mixture of styles--urban loft and beachy--was sought for this lakeside home.

 

Casual and open-plan, the Westlake Kitchen—on a lakefront property in Austin—looks at once lived-in, rough-hewn, and elegant. Earthy brick walls, rough-hewn ceiling timbers, industrial-type pendant fixtures, a distressed copper range hood, dark wood floors, and high-end stainless appliances evoke a style that some designers refer to as Belgian Modern. The generously sized island and high-low finishes answered the client’s need for an easy-living, handsome kitchen on a moderate budget. For its stylish response to the program requirements, this kitchen earned a Merit Award.

Learn more about markets featured in this article: Austin, TX.