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Knollwood Remodel Exterior modern-patio

Knollwood Remodel Exterior

The key goal in developing the design for the renovation of this existing 50-year-old residence was to provide a livable house, which would frame and accentuate the owner’s extensive collection of Mid-century modern furnishings and art while blending its existing character into a modern 21st century version of the style. The kitchen was artfully collaborated on with the home's owner, who is the owner and chef of one of Austin's premiere restaurants. Extensive living areas were recouped and added to from the home's original design. The master suite was taken to the second floor and wrapped in glass to take advantage of the coveted Texas Hill Country vistas. Approximately seventy percent of the original home was kept, replacing only the small existing kitchen and master bedroom. Material selections were chosen based on sustainable criteria to make this remodel a "green" gem as well as a museum of modern furniture.

Photography by Adam Steiner

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May 17, 2013
Tina Lubarsky wrote:
This is such a beautiful home, is it possible to get a floor plan?
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Jordan Sammons
What type of wood and stain was used used for tge patio ceiling?
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Hello, I am planning to close my main Patio with window doors like the ones you have on your first photo. Could you kindly tell me where can I find them?
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August 29, 2014
Sue Parker wrote:
Love the sliding doors, who is the manufacturer?
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July 13, 2014
rbcola wrote:
What is the patio floor material please? Very nice. Thank you!
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June 21, 2014
Judy Luffman wrote:
what size are these doors, and who is the manufacturer?
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5. Recessed LightingSimple and sleek, recessed lights would be perfect tucked into the covered patio of a contemporary or modern home.Good to know: Dimmer switches allow you to adjust the lighting to perfectly suit the mood — and a dimmer is something you can do yourself.

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wooden roof and cladded pillars
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roof extension if we remodeled
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covered patio
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just eg. can it be without columns?
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patio cover
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Love the size of slider and idea of stoning the back wall also love the wood on the bottom side of the patio cover
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building this out from poorhouse!!! Yeah!!!
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ceiling. glass door
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10-12 ft W porch instead of 8?
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wood ceiling and concrete like floors
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smooth patio, rougher stone on wall
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table at glass doors
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ceiling, tile and floor
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Ceiling Detail
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Love the floor and overhang roof
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Open patio
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Beautiful patio!!!!!
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Nice covered porch
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patio lighting with fan
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mid century patio
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covered patio
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Big ass doors
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Clean ceiling
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Like the sliders onto the patio. It would be great if these were the kind that disappeared completely
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idea for under screen porch and house
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Wooden Deck
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shiny wood ceiling
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patio ceiling
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wood ceiling
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wood ceiling
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love the look
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Patio idea for blackwood
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Pot lights
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Wood on ceiling
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Recessed lighting.
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lights in ceiling
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Clean and wood style.
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Patio cover with pot lights
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deck cover
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Idea for house
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new patio
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Cantilever covered porch
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Lights & Speakers
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ceiling with recess light
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round recessed lighting at terrace with fan fan could also have an integral light
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for under sunroom
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basement room - Glass doors, patio, fans, planters
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This is a bigger area than I would anticipate, below the new family room.
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Outdoor recessed lights w dimmer switches
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Speakers in ceiling
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covered patio and glass sliders onto patio
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Similar roof could be extended from existing structure
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The 2sliders look ok
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Covered deck
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patio roof
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Outside family area facing the pool
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patio cover detail and underside lighting
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Cover over patio
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sliders this length open from the center with large expanse once open
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Recessed Lighting Simple and sleek, recessed lights would be perfect tucked into the covered patio of a contemporary or modern home. Good to know: Dimmer switches allow you to adjust the lighting to perfectly suit the mood — and a dimmer is something you can do yourself.
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December 8, 2013
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walk out
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Patio Roof
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November 25, 2013
Nice overhangs!
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loggia open like our design
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Wall of doors
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lighted covered porch. sliding glass doors
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patio space, ceiling fan
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October 27, 2013
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High patio ceiling
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Stone work around pillars. Dimmer switches for recessed cans
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covered outdoor space
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outdoor covered living space
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Ceiling fan
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outdoor lights
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Color of wood
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Great patio
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Wood and lights
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Cedar ceiling
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Recessed lighting
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overhang is nice
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Wood ceiling
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patio cams
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