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Bowman Residence Dining contemporary dining room
 

Bowman Residence Dining

The driving impetus for this Tarrytown residence was centered around creating a green and sustainable home. The owner-Architect collaboration was unique for this project in that the client was also the builder with a keen desire to incorporate LEED-centric principles to the design process. The original home on the lot was deconstructed piece by piece, with 95% of the materials either reused or reclaimed. The home is designed around the existing trees with the challenge of expanding the views, yet creating privacy from the street. The plan pivots around a central open living core that opens to the more private south corner of the lot. The glazing is maximized but restrained to control heat gain. The residence incorporates numerous features like a 5,000-gallon rainwater collection system, shading features, energy-efficient systems, spray-foam insulation and a material palette that helped the project achieve a five-star rating with the Austin Energy Green Building program.

Photography by Adam Steiner
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hester8 wrote:
Love the railing and steps for the stairs! - Could you please share any information on the manufacturer of those? Thanks so much! Husband and I lived in Austin almost 2 years. Waiting for our vacation home there!
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watsoncm
Can you tell me where the table is from?
December 1, 2013 at 9:14am   
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ntalie wrote:
is that travetine on left wall? - is that travertine on wall?
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The fireplace wall is Texas Shellstone from a local quarry.
October 11, 2012 at 6:22am   
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Moran + Associates wrote:
manufacturer of pendant lights?
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I believe these are from Solaria Lighting: Solaria Moderne I Chandelier.
September 20, 2012 at 6:51am   
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cherfrank wrote:
Can you please tell me who makes this table- I saw a similar one made from a wood from South America. Can you tell me if you can customize the size and finish? Thank you so much in advance.
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cherfrank
Thanks!
June 18, 2012 at 8:49am   
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sophieandemily
would you be willing to share the name of the artisan in Austin who created the table? Thx!
February 19, 2013 at 9:08pm     
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Courtney Zerr wrote:
Hello, We have clients who are interested in the flooring. Can you please advise what color of Stain was used on the flooring. Also what finish was used? Epoxy? Thank you
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Thomas Family Concrete did this work
June 14, 2012 at 2:58pm   
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Courtney, If you ever find out that information it would be great if you'd pass it along. They are beautiful floors.

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Finn Sigurdsson
June 14, 2012 at 3:04pm   
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janehilary wrote:
What is the flooring in this space?
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hester8
Beautiful!
November 9, 2012 at 6:27pm   
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Aimee Moreno
Does anyone know if concrete could be poured over existing ceramic tile and then apply this treatment? Also, how often do these floors need to be refinished (gloss finish)?
December 29, 2012 at 5:36am   
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1. Start with the floor. This is the thing that gets dirty the fastest. My first choice is stained concrete with a protective sealer. Minimal seams and a nonporous seal make it a snap to sweep or mop and pretty much impervious to anything that may spill. Other great flooring options are laminate or luxury vinyl tile in a wood-look plank. Hardwood floors are easy to sweep and mop too. A good dust mop and sponge mop are all you need for all of the above, but with the hardwood, you can't put off cleaning up any splash or splatter. If you must have wall-to-wall carpet, try limiting that to bedrooms, where you'll tend to go barefoot.
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