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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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annatlg wrote:
Flooring - What did you use for flooring this area?
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This is concrete flooring.
November 13, 2013 at 6:48am   
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ferdv75 wrote:
What's the stone on the walls? Love the color and texture, thxs - .
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Limestone
February 25, 2013 at 6:18am   
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Kenward Garg wrote:
Can I have permission to use this image in a brochure for the energy efficient refurbishment of existing homes
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We do not have the exclusive rights to this photo to grant you permission. Sorry!
September 7, 2012 at 6:22am   
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amackjr wrote:
What is the species of wood in the wall dividers? Amazing look.
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what does plain sawn mean? thanks
December 31, 2012 at 3:08pm   
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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 ?
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Artwork - Who did the artwork?
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hamm11er wrote:
what is the wood used for the horizontal panels, love that!
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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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