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Hill Country Residence contemporary-exterior

Hill Country Residence

Nestled into sloping topography, the design of this home allows privacy from the street while providing unique vistas throughout the house and to the surrounding hill country and downtown skyline. Layering rooms with each other as well as circulation galleries, insures seclusion while allowing stunning downtown views. The owners' goals of creating a home with a contemporary flow and finish while providing a warm setting for daily life was accomplished through mixing warm natural finishes such as stained wood with gray tones in concrete and local limestone. The home's program also hinged around using both passive and active green features. Sustainable elements include geothermal heating/cooling, rainwater harvesting, spray foam insulation, high efficiency glazing, recessing lower spaces into the hillside on the west side, and roof/overhang design to provide passive solar coverage of walls and windows. The resulting design is a sustainably balanced, visually pleasing home which reflects the lifestyle and needs of the clients.

Photography by Andrew Pogue

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katlow wrote:
Contracting with your firm - Does your firm work with clients in Houston?
   Comment   May 10, 2013
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My husband and I would like to begin speaking with architects regarding a small home we will be building between Lago Vista and Marble Falls. Our guest house is already built right next door to where we envision the main house to be located. We want to get the plans started on the next/main house. The property is rural and site information is absolutely necessary to get a good idea of what we need to work with in regard to the floor plan. Are you available to meet to discuss your approach and our initial thoughts regarding our vision for this build? What project price range are you most comfortable working with? Thank you!
June 30, 2014 at 10:00pm   
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Cornerstone Architects
cwilcoxson, we would be happy to discuss your project. Please contact us at 512.329.0007 or let me know the best way to reach you (phone and/or email) and I will have one of our architects get in touch with you. Thanks for your interest in our firm!
July 1, 2014 at 8:26am   
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TEK Construction, Inc. wrote:
What is construction technique of the concrete walls (Pour in place) ?
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