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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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November 9, 2012
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Can you tell me where the table is from?
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October 10, 2012
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.
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September 19, 2012
Moran + Associates wrote:
manufacturer of pendant lights?
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I believe these are from Solaria Lighting: Solaria Moderne I Chandelier.
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would you be willing to share the name of the artisan in Austin who created the table? Thx!
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September 26, 2011
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Thomas Family Concrete did this work
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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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July 26, 2011
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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)?
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Love the look of polished concrete but afraid it will be cold underfoot w/o adding area rugs. Anyone experience this or not?
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December 5, 2014
Jim White wrote:
What manufacture made the doors and transoms?
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December 5, 2014
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What kind of wood clad windows are these?
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Five Hori­zons De­vel­op­ment Here is a copy of the email I received, word for word: Hey Stuart, I spoke with the man who completed the Bowman Residence floors (his name is Brian Thomas out of Houston). He was incredibly helpful and friendly. Unfortunately our builders didn't exactly follow these directions, and as a result our floors look nothing like the gorgeous floors in the Bowman Residence....alas, here's what he told me. Step: #1 )They acid etched the entire surface twice with muriatic acid. He said there are several kinds of acids that can be used, but this is the stronger of them. #2) They then clean the entire surface to bring back the PH balance with ammonia (then used a shop vac to suck that up which he recommended over mops which can leave fuzz/residue behind). I can attest to that, as our concrete finisher used a mop on our main level and left a mess. #3)The next step is staining the entire floor. They used Kemiko stone tone stain in black (tortoise shell brown black) here's the link: #4) They then used ammonia again to clean up the residual stain. #5) They finished with a two-part polyurethane coating (from Arizona Polymer Flooring) He said they applied the APF 250 first and then the 100 was rolled on as the final finish (it's available in satin or gloss) and he said that specific residence was done with the gloss finish. And there you have it - a step-by-step guide to how they completed that floor.
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