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Hill Country Residence contemporary-living-room
 

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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pegiann wrote:
What type of wood are you using on the wall.
     Comment   July 3, 2014
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Streamline Development
Great integration of materials. Nice detail around the window as well. Love not using baseboards.
July 7, 2014 at 9:26AM   
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pegiann
Perfect! Love it!
July 7, 2014 at 10:11AM   
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annatlg wrote:
Flooring - What did you use for flooring this area?
     Comment   November 13, 2013
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Cornerstone Architects
This is concrete flooring.
November 13, 2013 at 6:48AM   
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kdk8
Was this new construction or could one add concrete flooring to an existing subfloor in an older house?
July 1, 2014 at 6:53AM   
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lwalden365 wrote:
Artwork - Who did the artwork?
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Jessica Darcy
Yes, I would love to know as well! It is beautiful!
May 31, 2014 at 5:01AM   
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ferdv75 wrote:
What's the stone on the walls? Love the color and texture, thxs - .
     Comment   February 22, 2013
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Limestone
February 25, 2013 at 6:18AM     
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deborahseneca
:-)
May 18, 2014 at 4:52PM   
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amackjr wrote:
What is the species of wood in the wall dividers? Amazing look.
   Comment   August 27, 2012
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amackjr
what does plain sawn mean? thanks
December 31, 2012 at 3:08PM   
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Cedric Meunier
Its the way which they cut the tree to make wood. Plain sawn makes itkinda more rustic by showing alot of grain.
March 3, 2013 at 6:22AM   
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blackjulie wrote:
Julie black - I love the painting... Can you tell me where to purchase it ?
     Comment   October 15, 2013
hamm11er wrote:
what is the wood used for the horizontal panels, love that!
     Comment   July 7, 2012

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Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC. added this to Warm Up to Wood for an Eye-Catching Wall
Floated. This idea reminds me of a warm, rustic art installation all by itself. Naturally, it's the perfect place for a great piece of art and a great idea for defining spaces in an open floor plan.

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