Texas Tech: Ali Tayar Designs Austin House for Manhattan Natives

At an Austin, Texas, residence by Parallel Design, Richard Schultz’s table and chairs sit on the patio between the main house and the guest wing. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

Maharam's Boucle Leno window treatments accent an airy Austin, Texas living room by Parallel Design. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

Pae White’s cotton-blend tapestry animates the dining area, with a travertine-and-bronze table, custom by Parallel Design principal Ali Tayar, and 1950’s Edward Wormley chairs. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

The switchback staircase has oak treads and risers. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

The front of the nearly 1-acre site is landscaped with concrete pavers and gravel. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

The kitchen’s oak cabinetry is paired with stainless-steel appliances and Italian marble countertops. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

CNC-milled MDF panels back a reading nook, furnished with a vintage Hans Wegner chair and ottoman and an Italian 1970’s floor lamp. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

To keep the house cool, computer-controlled vinyl-mesh scrims are programmed to descend daily between the galvanized-steel columns while a concrete retaining wall partially shades the 40-foot-long pool. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

Flooring throughout is rift-sawn white oak. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

Lyle Ashton Harris’s photograph hangs behind the breakfast area’s Eero Saarinen chairs. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

The master bedroom’s custom oak-and-leather headboard and oak cabinetry mingle with a sconce by Robert Dudley Best, a George Nakashima chair, and a lithograph by Joseph Beuys. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

Slabs of Calacatta marble cover the master bathroom’s floor and partial wall. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

Transoms and wall coves fitted with LEDs illuminate the upstairs hallway to the bedrooms. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

In the TV area, a Francesco Binfaré sofa stands before the custom oak audiovisual system inspired by a boom box. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

A chair and desk, both vintage, and a wool rug and lacquered-MDF cabinetry, both custom, outfit the boys’ bedroom. Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

Photography by Joshua Mchugh.

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