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 Korte worked closely with the owner and interior designer to breathe 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.

Project Team:
Architecture: Clayton Korte
Interior Design: Mark Ashby Design
Landscape Architect: David Peese Design
General Contractor: Burnish & Plumb

2014 Preservation Austin, Merit Award

Casey Dunn

Josephine House