Josephine House

Austin, Texas

Previously a private events space for Jeffrey’s, the renovated Josephine House has become an elegant breakfast, lunch and dinner destination all its own for residents in Clarksville and beyond. As a collaboration with Burnish & Plumb, Clayton & Little worked closely with the owner and interior designer to breath new life into the quaint 900 square foot restaurant. New equipment makes the most the compact kitchen. A book-matched marble bar and buffet counter combine with repurposed original shiplap wood walls and a reclaimed shiplap ceiling to result in interiors at once rustic and elegant — perfectly suited for Austin.

Outside, landscaping revamped with board-formed retaining walls, grass seating terraces and native plantings soften the edges of the site. A new courtyard and wood patio allow diners to enjoy meals under a live oak canopy dressed with string lighting. The experience is made richer by a centrally located wood-burning cooking pit.

Awards:
2014 Preservation Austin, Merit Award

Photography:
Casey Dunn

Josephine House

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