Modern home design features a rooftop garden and home entry combo

by Kremy

Modern home design Cliff dwelling rooftop garden house entry Lake Austin view

A spectacular residential project, designed by Specht Harpman architects, the Cliff Dwelling is located in Lake Austin, Texas, USA. The house was completed in 2013 and features an unusual and creative approach using the frame of a 1970s building. This modern home design is completely out of the box and breaks traditions and conventional ideas for house building and home renovation.

Modern home design ideas – a dramatic entryway through the rooftop garden

rooftop entry modern home design ideas Cliff dwelling Lake Austin


Many people are not feeling comfortable with unusual thinking and solutions. However, taking the limitations and turning them into an advantage does require some bold thinking. The Cliff dwelling offered a major challenge as the existing home was suspended on a narrow limestone ridge halfway down a cliff and the entryway was initially 25 feet down from the street level.

Modern home design Cliff dwelling Austin house entry rooftop garden

When the renovation project started, the idea was to transform an old home into a modern one and keep some of the elements which had personal importance to the owners. After the completion we see some really creative modern home design ideas and the most spectacular one of them is to move the entrance at the roof of the house. The result is that the owners have an elegant rooftop garden which offers them a view of Lake Austin.

Modern home design ideas – unique interior solutions

Open plan living area large sofa kitchen dining area

Besides the amazing home entrance, the interiors, furniture of choice, accessories – everything has unique features which give a special individual character to the home. There are many modern home design ideas but rarely creativity and uniqueness are so well combined. Although the Cliff dwelling was built in the 1970’s, the complete renovation turned an old house into a modern residence. A modern staircase takes you down to the lower levels which accommodate the living areas and the bedrooms. Rustic and industrial style elements are combined in the interior and stand out with the special character. The basic neutral color scheme is a backdrop for bold blue and green color pops in the different rooms.


spectacular house entryway rooftop garden combo Cliff Dwelling Lake Austin


 A metal staircase leads to the living area

red accent wall open floor plan living room large windows modern home design Cliff dwelling

An industrial flair in the kitchen decor

industrial kitchen decor kitchen island on wheels open shelves

A unique dining table design

 dining room design unique dining table

A detail of the dining table

Unique dining room design dining table industrial look metal weights

Original kitchen island on wheels

kitchen island on wheels stainless steel stone countertop industrial kitchen decor

Neutral colors in the interior

Modern sitting area wood flooring

The kids room

Contemporary kids bedroom interior design ideas neutral colors

 Barn door to the bedroom

Modern design sliding barn door contemporary bedroom interior

Custom bed design

Cliff dwelling Austin bedroom furniture costom bed giant wheels

unique bed design bed on wheels rustic decor

Modern home master bathroom white interior green accent wall




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