Contemporary Home Blends Indoors, Outdoors With Style

Using soaring ceilings and oversized windows to let in bright, natural light and views of the surrounding Texas landscape, designer Paula Ables blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living in this Austin, Texas home.

Photo By: Paula Ables

Photo By: Paula Ables

Photo By: COLES HAIRSTON

Photo By: COLES HAIRSTON

Photo By: COLES HAIRSTON

Photo By: COLES HAIRSTON

Photo By: COLES HAIRSTON

Photo By: COLES HAIRSTON

Photo By: COLES HAIRSTON

Photo By: COLES HAIRSTON

Photo By: COLES HAIRSTON

Photo By: COLES HAIRSTON

Photo By: COLES HAIRSTON

Photo By: COLES HAIRSTON

Photo By: COLES HAIRSTON

Photo By: COLES HAIRSTON

Neutral Stone Ranch Home Exterior and Walkway

This stylish contemporary ranch home features low-pitched roofs and expansive windows. The steel-and-glass front door and window unit is matched by similar windows on the other side of the foyer providing a view straight through into the backyard.

Neutral Contemporary Foyer With Stone Wall

At this home, move seamlessly from outdoors in courtesy of the stunning steel window and door panel that bisects a continuous stone wall. A gorgeous chandelier creates the illusion of falling stars lighting up the foyer.

Neutral Contemporary Living Room With Stone Fireplace

This living room is meant for lounging around while enjoying the TV, fireplace or the backyard view through the large windows. The cantilever hearth provides a contemporary accent that complements the architecture of the home. 

Brown and White Contemporary Open-Plan Kitchen

This beautiful open-concept kitchen and living space allows the chef to stay part of the action. Brown wood cabinets make a striking contrast to stainless steel accents and appliances.

Brown and White Contemporary Chef's Kitchen With Range Hood

Beautiful wood finishes and stainless steel appliances and accents combine in this luxury kitchen to create a warm but contemporary feel. A tabletop extends off the back of the island for casual dining and entertaining.

Brown and White Contemporary Eat-In Kitchen With Tile Floor

This contemporary kitchen incorporates a café-style breakfast island made of concrete for casual dining. Shaker cabinets in a warm brown stain blend with honed stone flooring to continue the inviting atmosphere.

Open-Concept Corner Dining Area With Backyard View

This open-concept corner dining area tucks up against the large steel windows, getting a premium view of the backyard. A graceful globe-shaped pendant light illuminates from overhead.

Window View Onto Outdoor Contemporary Patio

Enormous windows allow expansive views onto this home's outdoor areas, like the contemporary patio. The opening in the wall on the other side of the patio is a breezeway that leads from the main house to the master bedroom suite.

White Contemporary Bedroom With Large Windows

This spacious master bedroom provides beautiful views from the large windows and creates a relaxing retreat. High ceilings add to the open, airy feel.

White Contemporary Bedroom With Low Wood Bed

Minimal furnishings and clean lines create a meditative, soothing mood in this contemporary bedroom suite. The open doorway leads to an adjacent bathroom.

Neutral Contemporary Spa Bathroom With Glass Shower

The mix of marble and classic ivory travertine give this contemporary master bathroom a luxurious feel. The large glass-enclosed walk-in shower features body sprays and a hand-held shower.

Neutral Contemporary Sitting Room With Lounge Chair

A white Eames lounge chair and black leather sofa bring contemporary cool to this sitting room. The swoop of the arc floor lamp breaks up the straight lines of the rectangular painting.

Brown Contemporary Floating Vanity and Sink

A custom concrete countertop adds a chic, sophisticated finish to this powder room's vanity. A unique waterfall faucet flows into the floating sink.

Neutral Patio With Dining Table and Grill

This small grilling area conveniently sits just outside the kitchen, allowing homeowners easy outdoor entertaining and dining alfresco. Charming landscaping greens up the space. 

Neutral Outdoor Living Room With Fireplace

Concrete pavers make a charming path from the main house to this cozy outdoor living room complete with fireplace and built-in bench. There's even a flat-screen TV for alfresco movie nights!

Swimming Pool and Neutral Stone Ranch Exterior

This stone ranch home wraps around its pool and yard, creating a gorgeous and cozy area to relax and entertain.