Stuart Sampley Architect
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Moontower Residence contemporary-porch
 

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
URL
http://stuartsampleyarchitect.com

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wolverine construction and remodeling wrote:
stain color - what kind wood and what stain looks like Cedar
   Comment   June 29, 2014
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Stuart Sampley Architect
cypress with penofin marine oil
July 16, 2014 at 1:37pm   
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Sarah Walters wrote:
where to purchase - Hi, where can I purchase the siding?
   Comment   July 13, 2013
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Smooth hardiplank. Any local lumberyard or home improvement center will stock
September 28, 2013 at 11:12am   
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GILMAN GUIDELLI
would you mind sharing the hardiplank color?
October 30, 2013 at 9:07am   
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mcderha wrote:
What is the specific exterior siding that u used?
     Comment   July 5, 2012
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alanzika
Striking and refined simplicity
July 1, 2013 at 1:00am   
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maus
Whats that minimalist "corner board" detail...just a metal flashing end stop?.
Looks great with the scale of the lap. Also the hidden stand of column clips that make the eve porch beam levate is genius. Simplex munditiis.
August 3, 2013 at 1:26pm     
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Here's the home's entrance. Two bedrooms and a full bathroom are tucked upstairs at the front of the house. Sampley keeps his projects cost-efficient partly by staying involved from start to finish. "Architects who make a plan and hand it off to the builder can get out of touch with how much things cost," he says. He makes sure his clients know how much things should cost, what the quality of the work should be, and where it makes sense to put the money. He then makes sure each phase of the project is well coordinated without long and costly lag periods — for instance, making sure paint colors are chosen while the walls are put up, and that the painter is there as soon as they're ready.

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deck, siding
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Colour of grey
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roof, eves....cost effective??
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Columns
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smooth wide hardie plank
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sw peppercorn colour, 12" hardiplank, smooth
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This uses a metal flashing on the corners of the lap siding
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Color and corner boards
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Wood and grey
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GREY COLOUR SIDING
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12" smooth hardi
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too traditional use of hard
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Roof?
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small metal corners makes it look more modern
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Tin roof
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exterior paint color
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Porch
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House color
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Bouldin house
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Fencing hardiplank
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ha ha -- i saw this and instantly thought "oh, that feels like austin" and sure enough it's in austin. i like it, even though it's not quite right
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Clean & simple.
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12 " smooth hardi plank
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SW Peppercorn
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roof and rafters
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overhanging roof
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good simple house with sliding barn door
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Cedar posts and deck
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hardi and cypress
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Nice simple roof
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SW peppercorn
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hardie flush siding
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Roof detail, clean simple and affordable
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front enterance
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Hardy plank siding w/metal edge detail
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Porch look with no railings
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Facade - wide hardiplank
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cuz the color looks like livinghomes design
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combinations of colors
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porch ideas for mcglamory
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Wrap around
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great use of color.
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front porch
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grey siding with cedar accent wood
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Moontower Residence
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Fiber Cement Panels.
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paint and roof
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Deck , cut into main building, no need to change roof line
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December 9, 2011
Here's the home's entrance. Two bedrooms and a full bathroom are tucked upstairs at the front of the house. Sampley keeps his projects cost-efficient partly by staying involved from start to finish. "Architects who make a plan and hand it off to the builder can get out of touch with how much things cost," he says. He makes sure his clients know how much things should cost, what the quality of the work should be, and where it makes sense to put the money. He then makes sure each phase of the project is well coordinated without long and costly lag periods — for instance, making sure paint colors are chosen while the walls are put up, and that the painter is there as soon as they're ready.
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Porch ideas
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hardy plank
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Here's the home's entrance. Two bedrooms and a full bathroom are tucked upstairs at the front of the house.
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shed colors
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