Many people misinterpret modern minimalism as a style that lacks all color, personality, character and is mundane even at its very best. Apart from being completely untrue, this perception also keeps many away from the style when it could actually help them immensely. Transforming a home that was originally built in 1992 by David Shiflet on top of a lovely, private cove in Westlake, Austin, the into a modern masterpiece, this renovation by Mark Ashby Design shows that modern minimalism can be eye-catching and inviting when done right! The Westlake Hideaway sits on a vast, 4-acre lot and it took a whole two years to completely alter the persona of this extravagant Texas home.

Modern minimal family room with a lovely view of the outdoors and a comfortable cozy sectional at its heart

The interior now feels light, cheerful and every room of the home is bathed in ample natural light. The inherent high ceilings of the building and spacious rooms add to this air of luxury even as the décor choices, accessories and neutral color scheme usher in restrained minimalism. Wood and white along with gray accents takes over in most rooms of the house with shades of blue making an appearance in the bedrooms. Custom cabinetry, exquisite vanities and bespoke wall designs that wow with both textural and geo contrast put the final touches on this mesmerizing conversion.

Custom wooden accent wall and fireplace become the focal point of this spacious modern minimal living room
Dining area and kitchen of the renovated Texas home adopt a white and wood color scheme along with a dash of gray
Expansive living room and dining area of the renovated residence atop a secluded cove in Westlake, Austin
Skylights and glass doors bring a flood of natural light into the double height contemporary kitchen with an air of minimalism
Bespoke wall design adds textural and visual contrast to the fabulous den inside the home
Perfect place to rest and relax after a long, hard day!
Modern bedroom in white with ample natural light and lovely views

Working with Mark Ashby Design on our long-distance, extensive remodel helped make the process stress-free and we are thrilled with the result. Our ideas, vision, and preferences were always the top priority and our design team used this information, along with their expertise, to pull our dream home together.

Light blue walls along with the dark blue bed create a tone-on-tone look in the modern bedroom
Fabulous stone vanity for the stylish modern powder room
Extensive design of the custom vanity makes the biggest impression in this large, modern minimal bathroom
Modern entry of the extensively renovated Austin home that was originally built in the early 90’s

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