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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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kjziebell wrote:
Where can I get one of these screen doors?
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stephallenpa
You can get something very similar from http://www.crestviewdoors.com. Love Crestview doors! They ship to you and you stain your own color.
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kakerman wrote:
Siding - Who makes the siding?
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James Hardie 12" hardiplank smooth
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82811
Beautiful! What is the ceiling material? Simply gorgeous creation!
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82811 wrote:
Is the ceiling material handiplank or something else?
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Cypress
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mountainme wrote:
Door - What is the color, I like it with siding, subdued but not bland. .
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Sherwin Williams Peppercorn
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maxandlindsay wrote:
Would you please list the light stain that was used.
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penofin marine oil
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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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jrjennings wrote:
siding color - What color is this siding? Who is is made by? Thanks...it is beautiful!
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Sherwin Williams Peppercorn
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Alison Aves added this to Houzz Tour: Artful and Efficient in Austin
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.
Becky Harris added this to Sculptor Susan Wallace Turns Screen Doors Into Art
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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Artist Susan Wallace in Austin, Texas. Screen doors.
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As w metal slider w laser cuts, a storm door w metal art design on its face, adding strength to door function.

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