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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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Like this look.
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February 19, 2015
Look at guttering and rain chain
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December 21, 2014
love the stone work - color
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December 18, 2014
Legno esterno 2
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December 5, 2014
lots of windows -- metal or vinyl?
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November 27, 2014
eaves, windows, covered patio area
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November 16, 2014
Very nice . Stone first floor. Stucco second
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dimensions of overhand. Ours are 3 feet? Dramatic or useful for solar protector
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windows with lower awning window on second floor
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ceiling stone wall
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September 14, 2014
representation of our color palette. light/large stone, grey stucco, rich wood, dark windows.
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Underside of eves
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May 4, 2014
Stone and eves
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i like the painted posts with wood cieling
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modern house
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fachada piscina pedra 2
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March 7, 2014
Combination of materials - possible deck off of second floor game room
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nice photo
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minha casa 2
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otros diseños de ventanas con marcos negros
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Garden beds
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stone for hill country mordern
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piedra de la fachada
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Another planter idea
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cool steel and wood planters
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Wood ceilings
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toit porte patio
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Gardern bed
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June 8, 2013
this would look like just having deck over existing entryway
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Wall block
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wood boxes w trim
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Boite fleur
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March 15, 2013
like it a lot
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February 24, 2013
I like the Stone
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built in herb garden (RK)
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January 12, 2013
Flat soffit is very modern look.
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Jardineras para la terraza de arriba
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my reference
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plant boxes
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Concrete flooring
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Materials glass doors
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nice, just like it
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block off pool
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modern house
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My old home
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the door
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glass verandas
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