From the turquoise door to masonry walls to the vintage baby blue convertible sitting under the carport, this Austin, Texas, home is pure midcentury modern eye candy—yet, not exactly. The Inglewood Courtyard Residence, designed by Mark Odom Studio, is actually a newly constructed home with a faithful expression of the much-loved style.
The homeowner, who also acted as a civil engineer on the project, wanted the house to showcase the best of midcentury architecture. You won’t be surprised to find a low-pitched roof, warm wood trim, and expansive windows looking out to a courtyard. Light bricks contrast against clean white walls, which feature built-in shelving. The terrazzo flooring was installed on site with 1,800 pounds of multi-colored glass hand-spread into the concrete foundation.
“The intended experience is to feel continuously connected with nature while moving through the house,” says the studio’s founder Mark Odom. “The design inspiration was based on the ‘courtyard house,’ centered around the existing trees as well as making sure natural light spilled into all interior spaces.”
Naturally, the house is now filled with midcentury furniture and art, some of which was taken from the owner’s childhood home. Still, there are touches of modernity—both the kitchen and the bathroom skew crisp and clean with sleek appliances and fixtures.