Stuart Sampley Architect
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Moontower Residence contemporary-entry

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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September 25, 2013
82811 wrote:
Is the ceiling material handiplank or something else?
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August 11, 2013
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Sherwin Williams Peppercorn
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March 12, 2013
maxandlindsay wrote:
Would you please list the light stain that was used.
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penofin marine oil
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January 22, 2013
waveaddict wrote:
What is the type of post and beam fastener used here?
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A custom detail that involves mortising the top of the column to accept a 1/2" steel plate which is then thru bolted to the column and beam above.
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December 31, 2012
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James Hardie 12" hardiplank smooth
    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 7:15PM
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Beautiful! What is the ceiling material? Simply gorgeous creation!
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July 21, 2012
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Sherwin Williams Peppercorn
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December 11, 2011
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You can get something very similar from Love Crestview doors! They ship to you and you stain your own color.
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Sampley had local metal artist Susan Wallace design the front door, then use a larger-scale negative of its pattern to create an external steel slider over the master suite's doors.
Wallace was originally brought in to design this door for this efficient and artful home by architect Stuart Sampley for The Austin Design Build Alliance.

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A few weeks ago we were taken with an amazing sculptural door we saw on a Houzz tour had to know more about the artist who designed it. This led us to Austin sculptor Susan Wallace, who specializes in working with aluminum and creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind custom screen doors as well as prominent public art projects. After receiving an MFA in sculpture, Wallace landed a job working in the model shop at the University of Texas School of Architecture, which led to teaching first-year design. One day she was complaining to a colleague about the boring options she had to choose from for her own screen door. "Well, you're an artist," he said, "make one!" This led to a unique screen door with a spiderweb design on it, which led to another architecture professor commissioning her to create a door for a project, and a design star was born.
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