Kimber Cavendish and Vicki Faust knew that they wanted to open a modern bed and breakfast right outside of the financial district in Austin, Texas but they wanted to find just the right architect for the job. Enter Burton Baldridge Architects, who took the overgrown, slanted lot in between downtown and the suburbs and transformed it into an intimate Palm Springs-style getaway, Kimber Modern.
The hotel featured five guest rooms, one large suite, common area, laundry facility and a courtyard that is reminiscent of something you’d find in California. The rooms include a custom wood bed, a built-in desk and other minimal furnishings created by the architects. High-end designer furnishings include Philippe Starck and Duravit bathroom sinks, Modern Fan ceiling fans, Eames molded plastic chairs and Offi Perch Lounge reading chairs. The common area has Arne Jacobson egg chairs, around an Eames elliptical table. This place ain’t for the average traveler — design savvy adventurers take note!
Artists should also take not that the owners hand-selected pieces from a few local artists, Martha Gannon, Margo Sawyer and Valerie Fowler, which add to the custom, boutique feel. If you’re planning a trip to Austin any time soon, I suggest you check in to Kimber Modern.
Photography by Casey Dunn courtesy of Kimber Modern.