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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miathebeast wrote:
Fiber cement siding? - Is the structure on the right fibre cement? If so what brand and colour? Thanks!
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Thanks!
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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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paint SW Peppercorn 7674
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Board and batten look and type of material
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porch
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Sherwin Williams Peppercorn paint paired with metal roofing.
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Use of steel San hardipplank
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raw corrugated roofing-simple, easy, durable, exposed structure
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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;
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patio
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Fiber cement Hardie board with vertical boards
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the metal roof and cement board siding is cool possibly for the guest house laundry room addition
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smooth hardiplank 10 exposure. field-painted sherwin williams peppercorn
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Hardie board example
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board and batten vertical on left
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board and batten
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Siding
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Roof
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Siding
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Fiber Cement Siding Takes a Front Seat
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Roofing - Galvalume
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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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Roof
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Fiber cement siding
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Hardi plank (cement board)
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siding variation similar to our conversation on Tuesday . . . good view
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fiber cement siding
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B&B + Lap
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ITs from Austin and use of siding and metal roof
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roof - tin
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Eaves
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Board and Batten fiber Cement Siding
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Fiber cement
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Fibre cement
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Cool soffits
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fiber cemen siding
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hardiplank - vertical and horizontal
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roof lines
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hardipanel vertical and horizonal
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hardie 1
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Love the siding combination and color.
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fiber cement panels?
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siding
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fibercement siding
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close up hardie
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width of siding
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view of framing
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Garage
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Roof structure
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fiber cement siding vs traditional wood siding
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Roof
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separate guest house
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fiber cement siding
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Back porch roofing idea
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Roof!!
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Corrugated galvanised iron - contemporary finish
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roof
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Roof for poo house
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