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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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October 20, 2012
kjersten123 wrote:
Fantastic! What is the make and model of the pool deck material? thx
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The pool decking is accoya wood.
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Are the floors heated and what is used to hi shine coat them? - Love the mixed colors of the stain. it's similar to my floor in my basement.

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