Stuart Sampley Architect
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Moontower Residence contemporary-exterior

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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June 28, 2014
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The back is 4x8 sheets of Hardie-panel. The battons are 1x2 real trim by woodtone (pre-primed spf)
    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 1:38PM
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What type of siding is used on this home?
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what are the dimensions of the batten strips? 1x2in ? thanks!
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Could you please tell me the beautiful color of the board and batten?
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The home is near one of Austin's historic Moonlight Towers — or Moontowers — 165-foot light towers erected around 1895 to illuminate unpaved and underdeveloped areas of the growing city. They were common all over the country at that time, and Austin's remaining 17, of an original 31, are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The window shown here is 11 feet off the floor of the master bathroom and is situated so that in darkness, the glow from the neighborhood's Moontower provides a nightlight in the bathroom. Sampley notes that the window is east-facing, so it also lets in the glow of the sunrise. To subtly differentiate the property's two structures, he used board-and-batten siding on the outbuilding (at left), in contrast to the lap siding of the main home. Next: More inspiring Austin homesRegional Modern: Austin Architecture
This photo of the popular Moontower Residence in Austin, Texas, illustrates the versatility of fiber cement relative to traditional siding. One volume is covered with horizontal siding, while the other is board and batten; both are capped by the same corrugated metal roofing and treated with a similar color palette.

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Yes. Smooth Hardiplank with a 10 inch exposure. Field-painted Sherwin Williams Peppercorn
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This photo of the popular Moontower Residence in Austin, Texas, illustrates the versatility of fiber cement relative to traditional siding. One volume is covered with horizontal siding, while the other is board and batten; both are capped by the same corrugated metal roofing and treated with a similar color palette.
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This photo of the popular Moontower Residence in Austin, Texas, illustrates the versatility of fiber cement relative to traditional siding. One volume is covered with horizontal siding, while the other is board and batten; both are capped by the same corrugated metal roofing and treated with a similar color palette.
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board and batten
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