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Hill Country Residence contemporary 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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lmorrisongupta wrote:
Lynn - What is behind wall with the oven? Is there a pantry or something?
   Comment   August 18, 2013
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The wall of glass panels behind the cook top, is it frosted glass or smart glass. This is a nice way of separating a work space.
August 22, 2013 at 4:12am   
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Which channel detail did you use for your drywall to ceiling and base connection?
September 12, 2013 at 11:19am   
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SL Crystallized Glass wrote:
What is the wall tile - Hello, what is the wall tile ? Is it Crystallized Glass?
     Comment   July 1, 2013
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what is the wall made of ?
November 29, 2013 at 5:20pm     
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agould wrote:
love the flooring. what is it? - flooring
   Comment   October 25, 2012
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This is sealed concrete.
October 26, 2012 at 6:20am   
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pyrbear wrote:
what color or colors used on the floor
   Comment   August 28, 2013
jodoos wrote:
Kitchen bench - Hi, can you please tell me the length n width of the island bench Thanks Jodi
   Comment   August 19, 2013
houston50 wrote:
What kind of countertops are those?
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