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Hill Country Residence modern-patio

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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May 6, 2014
myiang wrote:
July 6, 2013
loisscheidt wrote:
beautiful patio! can you tell me what are the columns covered in?

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Said "gorgeous". Likes the access to kitchen and how it matches the outside.
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March 4, 2015
Overhang in patio
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February 18, 2015
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Wood on walls
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Chair arrangements outside
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November 2, 2014
wood stone & cover
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September 30, 2014
outdoor area the way it opens up to the living
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Hill Country
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Black Patio Doors
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July 13, 2014
what about the outdoor kitchen ??
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July 5, 2014
Nice patio. Fireplace would be nice.
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Ceiling and windows
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May 30, 2014
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May 24, 2014
Incorporate black steel and rock columns
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May 19, 2014
Huge windows and outdoor space
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May 18, 2014
Combination of black steel posts, stained ceiling and lighter exterior walls.
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April 6, 2014
love the space outside and inside. add 2 rooms to the left with jack and jill bath, master to the right, and upstairs gameroom with deck.
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April 5, 2014
Great sitting area - add fire pit?
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modern house
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Tall open windows
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this is how it would look from the lounge
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overhang for patio
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Front porch
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Very nice detail
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Love the seamless transition between indoors and out
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Interior tg
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cor esquadria
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July 6, 2013
steel/metal columns, instead of stone... (match the roof?)
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cornerstone architects, beams
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Night view.
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outdoor furniture
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pilars, like ours?
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Windows out to patio. Ceiling and lights
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The wood
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Aluminum Anthracite Pensi Fan
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If we can't get the folding wall doors - this would work
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Terrasse underetasjen
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windows and doors
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Techo y paredes terraza
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straight on view from patio at night
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Garden portico
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combination of wood and brickwork
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Get rid of fans and all is good.
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this should be the patio underneath the overhang
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plafón madera
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Note random stone on patio!
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Flows from inside to outside
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concrete patio with wood and rock and dark windows
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TG for outdoor overhang
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Ceiling fan
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relaxed patio furniture for out door eating on arm rests
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