PENTHOUSE AT THE W

Welcome to the 35th floor of the W! The view from this condo is stunning– full sweeping views of Town Lake (AKA Ladybird for the new Austinites) and one of the largest balconies in the building. The canvas for this project is already beautiful, just a few simple moves and our client’s incredible art collection and it will be stunning. 

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This project is a fairly limited remodel with simple goals of adding functional storage for our client and creating a beautiful and simple backdrop for their art collection. While the unit is inherently beautiful, it is not intended to showcase art to its full potential. We’ll also be adding a significant amount of LED lighting which will help keep the Austin Energy Code satisfied.

We’ve also re-designed all three existing bathrooms, provided a functional new Kitchen bar, added a customized media room and executive office as well as custom designed millwork for a beautiful new Master Closet. This project required a full set of construction documents, which entailed detailing all millwork (cabinetry), selecting materials and finishes, coordinating with HVAC, electrical, and plumbing requirements, locating all lights and switches, and essentially detailing all other designed elements.

Wilmington Gordon is our general contractor and we can’t wait to get get started.

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We are also helping our client ‘Complete the Picture’ and selecting all the new furniture for their interior (furniture shown above is temporary). We currently have some beautiful rugs being made by one of our favorite vendors, Black Sheep Unique– here’s one that’s going in the Living Room. LOVE!

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Also found another excuse to use this Living Landscape Sofa by Walter Knoll that we previously used in the other W Penthouse we designed with Michael Hsu– double LOVE the flexibility of this piece:

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This Kitchen island is going to get a solid walnut countertop added to the back of it so our client can entertain and eat in the Kitchen– we all want to hang out there anyway, right?

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Here’s the Master Bedroom- the existing column location in here is incredibly awkward and the bed location is temporary. Rogue column locations tend to happen in high-rise condos so you just have to make the most of them– we’re likely going to wrap this one in a beautiful velvet. Wish we could get Paola Lenti to quilt us something beautiful… to be continued.

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Our client is a huge Ingo Maurer fan and we can’t wait to put this “Lacrime del Pescatore” (or in English, “Fisherman’s Tears”) in their Master Bedroom. Inspired by fisherman’s nets, hundreds of crystals are suspended on layers of nylon nets which are lit by a wall-mounted spotlight. The result is pretty mesmerizing to say the least.

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Last, we’ll likely bring in a landscape architect to soften the balcony and add a little organic color out there. The challenge here will be the wind conditions on the 35th floor and keeping furniture in place and out of the streets of Austin, but we love a good challenge. It’s all worth it to fully appreciate this incredible view of our incredible City of Austin.

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