Stuart Sampley Architect
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Moontower Residence contemporary-landscape

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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July 30, 2013
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cluedin, Not going to happen. I would use lag bolts on the top side that screws in the rafters. Under each bolt head install a rubber gasket (or silicone) to ensure that no water leakage occurs
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December 26, 2012
mandyross1111 wrote:
is the fence just made of old barn roof? How did you do it? It looks awesome
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The infill panels are corrugated steel roofing that were removed from the previous structure that occupied the site.
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May 7, 2012
baschauer wrote:
How does the barndoor work? Does it become an awning as well?
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Custom job....
Project: Moontower Residence · See Project
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We do custom work that can be sent to your area go to:
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When Sampley and the DBA found the property, it was occupied by a tiny, dilapidated home with a dirt floor. As they tore it down, Sampley was determined to find ways to reuse materials, but most of them were unsalvageable. He had an idea for the structure's extensively rusted corrugated roofing, though — whose reincarnation you can see at left. They kept the metal sheets in a stack during the new home's construction, and at the end framed them in wood to create a new privacy fence.
John Hill added this to The Lower-Cost, Low-Tech Modern Home
One last glimpse of outside before we head inside shows us the fence of corrugated metal, an inexpensive construction that has a rustic appearance that melds with the house.

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corrugated success
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Love the style
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Fence options with corrugated metal matching roofing
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Metal fence
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Metal sheets OK for porch roof? Cheaper? Interesting wall material.
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I want this porch!!!!! Is it wide enough for chairs though?
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the fencing.
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