I’ll be honest, the recent wave of interest in Mid-century Modern and modern design has left me wanting for something more…subtle, organic. I think it’s time we pay proper homage to curves. Unlike the honest, straight lines that define modern design, curves often portray a sense of mystery, as if they are holding onto a timeless secret that is not easily given up. What better way to celebrate curves than by revisiting one of my favorites: The Sand Dollar House.
Often times I run into these asymmetrical lines when touring something really special, like in The Sand Dollar House along Lake Travis, a true Austin time capsule and a listing we have featured before.
No architectural feature highlights depth of space like the curve. They can be playful, sinuous, even downright psychedelic in some cases. The Sand Dollar House, designed by John Covert Watson, is an experimental wonder emporium of curves that may appear borderline reckless to some (I mean, how in the world do you furnish a curved wall?), but I like to think of it as a masterclass in pushing the spatial boundaries of what a home is: an organic focal point of our day-to-day lives.