This 1950’s home is nestled in the heavily wooded hills of Central Austin. It is a house full of charming mid-century details and original lustrous wood floors. Wooden windows with divided panes look out onto views filled with old trees and lush green landscaping. Also original to the home are outdated bathrooms and a kitchen. The client wanted to update these areas and open up the kitchen to the main space of the home by removing a wall. Tall windows were added to the kitchen to let light stream in and to afford a view of the palm trees lining the patio. A farmhouse sink, quartz countertops and seeded glass cabinet doors were added to the reconfigured kitchen. Shimmery tiles of abalone shell were added to the stove backsplash. Walls were painted a neutral warm taupe unifying all spaces. A fireplace surround of ledgestone, painted yellow by a former owner, was faux painted back to its original earthy colors. Treasured antique furniture pieces were tied together with custom Belgium linen slipcovers featuring dressmaker details such as ties, tabs, ruffles and butterfly corners. Bathrooms are reworked with marble countertops, custom cabinetry and beautifully detailed faucets, sinks and hardware. Luxurious crown molding is installed throughout. French doors separate sitting areas within larger open spaces. The house is delightful, light-filled and engaging on many levels without ever losing it’s mid-century feel.