This project is the interior finish out of a 3900sf raw shell space in a rehabilitated 1920s era factory building at the southern edge of downtown San Antonio. The client is an internationally popular musician who desired an urban retreat when not touring or recording.
The design groups service areas in the center of the overall plan, leaving the abundant windows –all with city views --for the major living spaces. This central zone is clad in white oak siding which lends a natural warmth to the public spaces. The kitchen, recessed into this service zone, is also open to the large living and dining space. A 30’ long island with stainless steel top and sides houses the cooking and washing functions and integrates seating and storage as well.
Custom steel interior windows and doors, painted the same gunmetal as the existing serve as a unifying material throughout, as do the dark concrete floors which have been polished to a reflective finish.
Care was taken to use the massive concrete columns as elements in the design—in the entry hall, the kitchen, master bedroom and particularly the master bath, where the double shower wraps around a column.