The Classic Revival by Mark Ashby Design

Austin designer Anne Grandinetti of prominent firm, Mark Ashby Design, calls this home “The Classic Revival.” The traditional style home was built in the 1930’s. Classic architecture, pocket doors, and 80 year old moldings led the direction in the classic and elegant interior design. This home reno took place during last year’s pandemic providing some challenges and new methods to getting the job done. Photography by Clay Grier.


Going Traditional in Austin, Texas with Mark Ashby Design:
What started as a kitchen renovation grew to a larger scope project that really transformed a stunning traditional home built in 1939 — located in Pemberton, a beautiful established neighborhood in old West Austin. “The clients reached out to us to start the project and soon after came lockdown. We met them, walked through the house one week before the Covid shut down. The rest of our meetings took place via Zoom. We spent the entire project under restrictions and still managed to pull off a beautiful remodel,” says Anne Grandinetti, Senior Designer, Mark Ashby Design.

Renovation of the 3600 SF home took just over a year. The same footprint was kept while the kitchen and main bathroom were completely gutted and redisgned. Architect Michael Stouse of Stouse Design joined the team to help Crowell Builders and Mark Ashby Design give a breath of fresh air to the traditional architecture. The homeowners, New York transplants, are young business professionals. They wanted a relaxed, refined aesthetic. A neutral color palette evolved with a keen mix of materials to achieve a warm, thoughtful home.

Project credit:
Lead Designer: Anne Grandinetti, Mark Ashby Design
Design Assistant: Lauren Gunn, Mark Ashby Design
Builder: Crowell Builders
Architect: Stouse Design
Photographer: Clay Grier

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