Edgeland House was built on a cliff-top lot in Austin by architect Thomas Bercy for sci-fi writer Chris Brown, and the owner’s work is reflected in house design, it’s really a home of the future – edgy, geometric and constructed of steel and glass! The land required a complicated excavation process, offering an opportunity for Bercy to partially bury the house, and then it was topped by a living roof to help it blend into the landscape.
The concrete, steel, and glass house is divided into two distinct public and private halves. The kitchen area really strikes with airiness and lots of lights, which were achieved with the extensive use of glazings. A countertop table with terrariums on it looks very modern and edgy, adding that sci-fi feel. The owners designed the steel stairs leading from the mezzanine-level home office to the master bedroom below, and the stairs looks rather futuristic – made up of two lines with steps of different height. Like the pavilion holding the public spaces, the structure containing the bedrooms is clad in glass on the interior sides facing the courtyard, allowing a constant connection to the outside.
All the rooms and spaces are decorated in a modern and laconic way, mostly with neutrals, black and white furniture and accessories. The outdoor area continues the futuristic and sci-fi theme of the house décor with a triangle pool and a cool deck that ties two pavilions together. Thanks to the smart design and a living roof, the home easily blends into the landscape though its design is super modern and somewhat futuristic.