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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?
    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 9:14AM
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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.
    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 6:22AM
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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.
    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 6:51AM
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Thanks!
    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 8:49AM
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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
    Bookmark   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
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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)?
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 5:36AM
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elisalinscott
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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Jim White wrote:
What manufacture made the doors and transoms?
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Jim White wrote:
What kind of wood clad windows are these?

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Category
Dining Room  
Style
Contemporary 
Location
Austin 
Keywords
contemporary · energy efficient · green building · LEED · sustainable design
 
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