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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 Adam Steiner
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November 1, 2012
andr1k1an wrote:
What type of stone is this and what do you call the unique cut/treatment that creates the linear/arced texture
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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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Lining the opening with steel allows maximum light into the space. The thin profile circumscribes the opening to precisely define the cut in the wall and also to provide a textural counterpoint to the rough-hewn stone. Thin, light and machined against the mottled limestone, the steel defines a logic for spanning openings in stone walls that is carried throughout the project. Many view steel as appropriate only in industrial or ultramodern spaces, but as seen here it can play well with all types of materials. Use steel when you’re looking for slender, sleek and thin profiles around your openings.

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wonderful, peek a boo window. beautiful
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Nice wall and I do like the color of the wood it goes well with the color or the wall.
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The reveal in steel-it can be sheetrock, wood or stone and often just the sill or stool is treated differently.
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for the small windows up top
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Lining the opening with steel allows maximum light into the space. The thin profile circumscribes the opening to precisely define the cut in the wall and also to provide a textural counterpoint to the rough-hewn stone
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Lining the opening with steel allows maximum light into the space. The thin profile circumscribes the opening to precisely define the cut in the wall and also to provide a textural counterpoint to the rough-hewn stone. Thin, light and machined against the mottled limestone, the steel defines a logic for spanning openings in stone walls that is carried throughout the project.
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Studio-window options if window acoustics are terrible.
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Hum, steel trim...
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Lining the opening with steel allows maximum light into the space. The thin profile circumscribes the opening to precisely define the cut in the wall and also to provide a textural counterpoint to the rough-hewn stone. Thin, light and machined against the mottled limestone, the steel defines a logic for spanning openings in stone walls that is carried throughout the project.
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Our stairs...love the wood and STONE (Basement)
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Lining the opening with steel allows maximum light into the space. The thin profile circumscribes the opening to precisely define the cut in the wall and also to provide a textural counterpoint to the rough-hewn stone. Thin, light and machined against the mottled limestone, the steel defines a logic for spanning openings in stone walls that is carried throughout the project. Many view steel as appropriate only in industrial or ultramodern spaces, but as seen here it can play well with all types of materials. Use steel when you’re looking for slender, sleek and thin profiles around your openings.
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Like the window, to let some light in.
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*****WINDOW
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Lining the opening with steel allows maximum light into the space. The thin profile circumscribes the opening to precisely define the cut in the wall and also to provide a textural counterpoint to the rough-hewn stone. Thin, light and machined against the mottled limestone, the steel defines a logic for spanning openings in stone walls that is carried throughout the project. Many view steel as appropriate only in industrial or ultramodern spaces, but as seen here it can play well with all types of materials. Use steel when you’re looking for slender, sleek and thin profiles around your openings.
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4. Drywall Returns If the goal is to call attention to the opening itself or the window frame, choosing a drywall return is a no-hassle way to trim your window. This can save on finish carpentry and preserves the planar wall aesthetic without the need for reveal trims. This process is used often in commercial construction; it entails wrapping or returning the Sheetrock at the window perimeter back to the window frame. This takes the traditional place of the wood extension jamb and provides a clean, no-frills look.
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Cornerstone Architects Save to Ideabook Email Photo 7. Steel Trim The trimmed frame of these openings is particularly beautiful to me. The window proportions seem derived from the module of stone that comprises the wall. The window has the appearance that a stone block was carefully removed to let light in. The trim treatment supports the lightness of the glazed insertion but also highlights the thickness and monolithic nature of the stone wall.
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Lining the opening with steel allows maximum light into the space. The thin profile circumscribes the opening to precisely define the cut in the wall and also to provide a textural counterpoint to the rough-hewn stone. Thin, light and machined against the mottled limestone, the steel defines a logic for spanning openings in stone walls that is carried throughout the project.
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thick walls but hollow? 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).
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