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Bowman Residence Outdoor Living contemporary-patio

Bowman Residence Outdoor Living

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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March 7, 2013
englishtheriot wrote:
What are the dimensions of this patio? Thanks.
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Can you please answer? Thanks.
    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 8:19AM
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June 27, 2012
Character Custom Builders wrote:
Who is the manufaturer of the windows and doors? How is the exterior finished around the doors and windows?
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These are Marvin doors and windows with wood screens. I'll look a little more into how they are finished out.
    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 8:04AM
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April 28, 2012
aes13 wrote:
how tall are the ceilings on the patio?
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Perfection Plus Painting
    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 9:00PM
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They are 12'
    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 7:04AM
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April 28, 2012
aes13 wrote:
what is the brick-like material on the wall in between the windows and outdoor kitchen? thanks!
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Austin Cut Limestone
    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 3:11PM
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August 12, 2014
turleen wrote:
What kind of propane fire devices could be used in a screen room? - Would like to know if it's OK to have an open fire either in a sun room or a screen room.
March 7, 2014
edorocks wrote:
Can you tell me the material on the patio floor?
November 19, 2013
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November 4, 2013
ldhevent wrote:
Amazing house! What tile material did you use on patio?
July 16, 2012
semcg wrote:
What is the material on the floor and is it slippery when wet?

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