Studio OFFICAL’s aesthetically astute clients bought a 1980’s townhouse located in Dallas, Texas, designed modernist architect Bud Oglesby with the intention of renovating it for themselves and their growing art collection while staying true to the original design. The project had a sophisticated section so OFFICAL’s goal was to modernise the spaces in both use and technology while also rectifying awkward and outdated spatial relationships.
In the original layout the utilities was on full view from the front door, so the intent was to create a more formal entry sequence and conceal the utility rooms. To do so, they opened up the enclosed kitchen and reorganised the support spaces behind a complementary curved wall that ties back into Oglesby’s original sculptural stair and landing.
The original master bathroom layout was undeserving of its dramatic, skylit ceiling, so OFFICIAL reconfigured the components of the bath to be more in harmony with the natural lighting conditions and vaults.
Warmth was incorporated by way of American walnut and white oak cabinetry contrasting the white and grey surfaces. Fireplace surrounds were refined to minimalist powder-coated steel enclosures. The built-in console in the living room and window seat in the master adds order and organisation. The overall resulting space is likened to a small art gallery.