It’s true what they say: inspiration can come from anywhere. In the case of this Texan residence, it was a barcode. Austin-based architecture firm Webber + Studio took this family home and covered it in vertical metal cladding in varying widths, giving the illusion of those familiar parallel lines oft-seen on a commercial product.
The house was strategically built around existing oak trees, avoiding complicated root systems, on a lot that was previously dubbed “unbuildable.” The architects decided it was best to paint the house a stark white so it stood out within the massive foliage, and to give it a modern feel. As if covering a house in vertical metal siding to resemble a barcode isn’t modern enough.
The 1,700-square-foot home is quite minimal from street view. A garage takes up most of the front, while steps lead up to a contrasting orange front door. Windows are limited in the front but the back of the house showcases massive floor-to-ceiling ones to let in natural light.
The interior of the house takes cues from the minimal design language of the exterior. Concrete floors give the space a clean and inviting atmosphere, the go-to trend these days (see also: the Joshua Tree Residence we showed you last week). Meanwhile, plywood walls coated in clear glaze give the space the perfect balance between rustic and modern.
“Plywood interior wall surfaces and stained floors are warm and relaxed, reflecting her hard-working earthiness and contrast with his tech-y entrepreneurialism reflected in the scrappy but resourceful ‘bar-code’ exterior siding pattern,” says Webber + Studio. The personalities of the two owners completely shine through in the route the studio decided to take with this design. The home is super modern but still has a cozy and warm environment.
Of course, no new home is complete without that coveted indoor/outdoor living space. Huge sliding glass doors extend your living room onto an outdoor deck giving you the ultimate freedom of relaxation. Sit back, relax, and watch the day go by.