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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.

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November 28, 2012
rochita wrote:
What is the stone on the wall?
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could you provide specifics on the stone.....color? Type of cut? Any other details?
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Concrete is used in this house for the chimney and freestanding walls (detached from the house's exterior walls). Therefore the limestone makes up the walls enclosing the house. This is an aesthetic choice, but it does add to the expense. Of course, it also gives the walls a finer scale and a softer color than the concrete.

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The limestone is also used inside, accentuating the monolithic nature of the walls (insulation has most likely been placed between the inside and outside faces, even though the wall looks solid through and through). At this distance a couple of things are apparent: The mortar matches the limestone so well, it disappears at a distance, and the texture of the stone really exhibits the way it was made; one can see via the curved lines how large discs cut through the stone at the quarry.
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