Carved in Stone

“There’s a little bit of magic to this house,” designer Marcus Mohon says of the southern European-inspired home he decorated for a couple in Austin.”It makes you want to sit down and linger.” Overlooking Barton Creek, the spacious abode exudes approachable old-world elegance through cozy furnishings and mottled-stone walls. “Every space is stylish but comfortable,” the designer says. “We eliminated the concepts of ‘formal’ and ‘informal’ from the interiors.”


  • Interiors: Marcus Mohon Interiors
  • Photography: Dror Baldinger
  • Architect: Gary Koerner and Chas Architects
  • Home Builder: David Dalgleish Construction Company
  • Landscape: James Hyatt Studio
  • Story: Tate Gunnerson
  • Publication: Luxe Interiors + Design
(Left) The seating in the dining room gathers like old friends at a reunion, as an antique chandelier hangs above and sets the atmosphere. (Right) An antique chandelier from the owner's collection hangs at the foot of the stair hall, which connects the living room and kitchen.
In the kitchen, the home’s combination of classic design and modern living is evident and experienced. The materials are time-tested and have endured in construction for centuries: plaster walls, limestone flooring, marble work surfaces. The forms are well-edited and stripped of detail so that the timeless materials appear modern and refined.
The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.
Organized for cooking, the space focuses on a large island and cooktop nook for preparation. The seating is covered in classic linen and velvet, and a custom steel table calls for lounging and lingering long after the dishes are done.
Bleached sycamore combined with cerused oak, sets the butler's pantry apart. Above you see it open and closed.
Throughout the home, many bespoke touches exist in the form of doors, like the ornate antique one from Spain, customized for the powder room. The antique door was altered and fabricated to fit the powder room doorway.
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
Jane Austin

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