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Hill Country Residence modern-kitchen
 

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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March 13, 2014
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Progressive Solutions / Renaissance Bronze Windows
trombone81,
We didn't provide the doors on this project, but you may be interested in our similar Renaissance Solid Bronze Windows and Doors.
Our products are made using 90% recycled materials and shipped nationwide. Some of the unique features of Renaissance include narrow sight lines, insulated triple seal glass, and patent pending mounting flange options.
You are welcome to contact joslyn@solidbronzewindows.com or call our office 210.832.8040 with your project details and we will gladly assist you.
You are welcome to view our ideabooks or product video & website-Project: Renaissance Solid Bronze Windows & Doors www.solidbronzewindows.com
Project: The von Behr Estate in Sisterdale, TX
Ideabook: Black Living Room Windows www.solidbronzewindows.com
Ideabook: Black Kitchen Windows www.solidbronzewindows.com
http://blog.werefindinganswers.com/gallery/renaissance-bronze-windows-doors-2
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    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 9:06AM
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September 23, 2013
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mamma4
Where is the wall art from?
    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 3:20PM
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August 20, 2013
watsonapril wrote:
What material was used on the wooden wall? - Is this a flooring product? What species of wood is it?
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monicabendele
It looks like walnut, oiled
    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 11:01PM
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August 19, 2013
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Streamline Development
Excellent job of blending materials with big windows and clean lines. Well done.
    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 5:12PM
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Catherine Pham
What is the island material? Is there a seam on the 11'6" length?
    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 11:18AM
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June 8, 2013
jardinenfleurs wrote:
I love the chairs, where can i find them ? many thanks
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Mr Bar Stool
We have these bar stools available at Mr Bar Stool. American Walnut stained Dark or Light in both bar+counter height. Call 1800-STOOLS-1 or email barrybarstool@aol.com
    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 8:09PM
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January 8, 2013
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lindarosterwhite
What color stain was used on the floors?
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December 3, 2012
sarahjane56 wrote:
Who makes the windows?
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Progressive Solutions / Renaissance Bronze Windows
sarahjane56,
We didn't provide the doors on this project, but you may be interested in our similar Renaissance Solid Bronze Windows and Doors.
Our products are made using 90% recycled materials and shipped nationwide. Some of the unique features of Renaissance include narrow sight lines, insulated triple seal glass, and patent pending mounting flange options.
You are welcome to contact joslyn@solidbronzewindows.com or call our office 210.832.8040 with your project details and we will gladly assist you.
You are welcome to view our ideabooks or product video & website-Project: Renaissance Solid Bronze Windows & Doors www.solidbronzewindows.com
Project: The von Behr Estate in Sisterdale, TX
Ideabook: Black Living Room Windows www.solidbronzewindows.com
Ideabook: Black Kitchen Windows www.solidbronzewindows.com
http://blog.werefindinganswers.com/gallery/renaissance-bronze-windows-doors-2
http://solidbronzewindows.com
    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 9:07AM
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September 11, 2012
mrslssfan wrote:
Where did you find the barstools?
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Mr Bar Stool
We have these bar stools available at Mr Bar Stool. American walnut stained dark or light in both bar + counter height. Call 1800-STOOLS-1 or email barrybarstool@aol.com
    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 7:46PM
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August 25, 2012
haldesign wrote:
What is the white backsplash?
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benallenbailey
Ben, it's an glass panel from Bulthaup Cabinets.. Bob
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I would love to know the kitchen cabinet manufacturer and style?
Also, are the island bartop pedestals metal or concrete, or ??
Thanks in advance!
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August 6, 2012
mesvendson wrote:
What is the floor?
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ayman
can anyone please advise the name of the contractor who did this flooring finish ? or how to get a job like this done ? meaning the methodolgy ? or the name of the finsihes and what spec must be carried out because i have a project like this and i would likee to carry out the smae finish , thanks in advance ,
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Authentic Concrete Images
Looks like a power troweled floor that has been lightly polished or just sealed. Concrete in your living space needs to be densified to contain the dust. Concrete will dust naturally and densifier put down properly will prevent that. Polishing will also help contain that surface, as well as sealing. This floor was resin polished only once or twice to make it shine and I would also recommend a floor finish added once a year to protect your sealer and just keep it shiny.

My image was polished with 200 resins, densified with Lithium silicate, polished with 400 resins, 800 resins, penetrating sealer, burnished and then two coats of floor finish
    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 9:49PM
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July 9, 2014
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June 4, 2014
cjackson30331 wrote:
Where did you acquire the orange chairs from ? - The orange chairs are wonderful. Where can I find them?
May 21, 2014
wloock wrote:
Is the floor stained concrete? What product & color did you use?
May 19, 2014
rroller wrote:
where is the stove exhaust vent? - does it vent in the ceiling or vent behind stove?
May 13, 2013
lindseymcm wrote:
The floor is beautiful. Who is the company in Austin that did the concrete finish?
March 18, 2013
Alpha Cabinet Components Inc wrote:
What material are the cabinet doors and drawer fronts made of?
February 2, 2013
jgardnerzoe wrote:
Where can I find these lights? - Light manufacturer?
November 30, 2012
blackiu wrote:
What material is the countertop on the island?
October 20, 2012
dd2011 wrote:
What is the dimension of the island bench?
June 16, 2012
aes13 wrote:
fireplace surround material?

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