Stuart Sampley Architect
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Moontower Residence contemporary-dining-room

Moontower Residence

This house in Austin’s Bouldin neighborhood is an exercise in efficiency and invention. The site’s three heritage trees drove the design, whose interplay of Hardiplank, wood, metal, and glass is enhanced by thoughtful details and clever spatial solutions. A cypress wood front porch reflects up the easy-going architecture of the neighborhood and another porch overlooks the courtyard, which offers a private outdoor room. Inside, cork floors, a walnut divider, and built-in entertainment center in the main living areas enrich the otherwise simple and sunny modern space. Frosted glass throughout the house provides natural light and privacy during the day and, filters the glow from the adjacent Moontower at night.

Completed March 2011 - view construction progress photos
General Contractor - JGB Custom Homes
Kitchen Consultant - Hello Kitchen
Interior Furnishing & Styling - Little Pond Deisgn
Photography - Atelier Wong

5-star rating by Austin Energy Green Building Program
Featured on 2011 AIA Homes Tour

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dianimore wrote:
Measurement - What is the total length x width?
   Comment   June 26, 2013
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September 28, 2013 at 11:13AM      Thanked by dianimore
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dianimore wrote:
Love it - What is the total long and width of this dining and loving room?
   Comment   June 20, 2013
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September 28, 2013 at 11:14AM      Thanked by dianimore
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superjoy wrote:
Where to get this glass round dining table
   Comment   March 16, 2013
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Pier1 has a similar table.
March 17, 2013 at 7:47PM   
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Unfortunately I do have the answer to your question
September 28, 2013 at 11:23AM   
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melissaanguilla wrote:
Cabinet - What would you call the cabinet? I love it and would like to find something similar. Thank you!
   Comment   January 18, 2013
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Unfortunately I do have the answer to your question
September 28, 2013 at 11:23AM   
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olivertwistkitchen wrote:
What brand and color of flooring is this?
   Comment   January 5, 2013
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QCork Sardinia
January 21, 2013 at 7:14PM   
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calethia wrote:
Where can I purchase the table?
   Comment   December 30, 2012
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This is a Pier 1 product called Simon X-table. Very reasonably priced
March 23, 2013 at 5:26PM   
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kthe wrote:
can you buy the base of the table - would it support a 5' glass top
   Comment   July 16, 2012

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Sampley isn't sold on layouts where the kitchen, dining and living areas are all part of one large, open space. "If you want to live in a loft, live in a loft," he advises. To create a gentle division between the living and dining areas here, he wrapped a partial wall with walnut plywood. "Walnut and cypress have very similar grain patterns," he says, drawing a connection between the home's exterior wood features. The wall here distinguishes the two spaces without closing them off, and also provides one surface that's a suitable place to situate a hutch or sideboard or to hang artwork since most of the other walls have windows. The reverse side of the wall has built-in entertainment storage at the bottom, making it a convenient place to hang a flat-screen television. The flooring is cork, which is quiet, resilient, easy to clean, soft underfoot and a sustainable material.
Becky Harris added this to Modern Warms Up In These 6 Great Homes
A permanent walnut room divider, cork flooring and Danish modern chairs add warm touches to the light and open space.

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August 31, 2014
Table - matches living room table
La chaise WishboneDesigner : Hans J. Wegner Année : 1949Cette chaise est ainsi nommée en raison de la forme en “Y” que l’on trouve sur le dossier, qui rappelle la forme de “l’os du bonheur” ou “wishbone” en anglais. La courbe des pieds arrières de la chaise donne une élégance à cette structure à l’apparence délicate.
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Like but not enjoying divider
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Separation of kitchen
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Room divider
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Danish chairs, like the Greek Klismos chairs but lighter
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wall divider
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like this cork floor
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Table Base
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Glass top and base
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Cork floors, less variation
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Dividing wall
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wishbone chair could work with glass table
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crockery cabinet
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cork floors
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cork floor; divider?
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include in kitchen
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partial wall separation, walnut
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Wishbone chairs with glass table.
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cork floor
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Like the wood and glass
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Interesting look
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Partition ida
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partition wall could be a thick wall
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dinning room base
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Table salle à manger
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cork - walnut
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QCork Sardinia floor
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Floor. Cork?
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wall divider
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Table. Prefer wood top
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minimal space = bar + dining + china storage + living space, and chairs are 1949
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Table. Chairs diff color
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Dining Table
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Table an chairs
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Cork floor
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Mr Jamil table
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Interesting layout but something not quite right
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Have top made?
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wegner wishbone chairs
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Wishbone chairs
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Un mur vide qui sépare deux pièces et contient tout le filage audio-vidéo...
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Dining table legs
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I am not too sure about the chairs with that cool X Base Table
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floating wall to seperate functions
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beau mur séparateur
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half wall
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bar/opening b/w kitchen and dining.
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Table and chairs
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mur pour sous sol
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April 14, 2013
Put dining next to kitchen, but then dining becomes too big? Love the flow in the house
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I don't like the look of table ... So don't buy it!
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Kitchen table
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recessed bar seating from dining
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Love the round table perfect for my kitchen !
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Cork floors!
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Good table for condo
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Esto está bueno
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How the kitchen connects to the dinning room
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mismatched chairs
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Gorgeous divider wall.
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cork floor
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QCork Sardinia
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Wood finish
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servery recessed
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Separation between dining and living
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Glass table like ours
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Glass table
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wood panel room divider
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for glass top
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Schrank mit fensterglas
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Layout like ours
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round table sample
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cork floor
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interesting way to open up room with some separation still?
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wood last
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separation? Small bar stools?
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china cabinet idea
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Open floor plan with partial wall
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Layout and floors are cork
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Glass table
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i like the open doorway and window area
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dining table and chairs
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living dining
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Table base
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cork floor
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create a wall for master bedroom
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Bar Counter
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Table, from room and board
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partial full wall
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cork floor
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Cork floor
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dining room
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Cork floor, kitchen partition
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walnut plywood
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One side crockery. Other side TV cabinet type or flat for pictures
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cork floors and room divider
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Partition 4
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a very large space with cork flooring installed
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Idea if we take down wall partially between dining and living rooms.
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Separador de pared
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Cork floors
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pretty wall
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BP 24
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room divider/china cabinet
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wide expanse of cork flooring - looks lovely
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cork floor
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Half open kitchen
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The kitchen look through
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chairs great
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Dining table
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Bases mesa comedor
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Dining living and kitchen layout
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wall between kitchen and dining with seating
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Mirror Round Table
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wall and table
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Very clean looking.
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flooring, ceiling height
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pictures arrangement on top of glass cabinet
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Kitchen table idea
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floor to ceiling partition
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big brown as divider
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