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Staircase - contemporary wooden floating open and metal railing staircase idea in Austin

Bowman Stairs

The driving impetus for this Tarrytown residence was centered around creating a green and sustainable home. The owner-Architect collaboration was unique for this project in that the client was also the builder with a keen desire to incorporate LEED-centric principles to the design process. The original home on the lot was deconstructed piece by piece, with 95% of the materials either reused or reclaimed. The home is designed around the existing trees with the challenge of expanding the views, yet creating privacy from the street. The plan pivots around a central open living core that opens to the more private south corner of the lot. The glazing is maximized but restrained to control heat gain. The residence incorporates numerous features like a 5,000-gallon rainwater collection system, shading features, energy-efficient systems, spray-foam insulation and a material palette that helped the project achieve a five-star rating with the Austin Energy Green Building program.

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codcape12 wrote:May 2, 2012
Can you tell me the pait color?

Kylie McKirdy_Keyzer wrote:May 4, 2012
Who made the baluster?

jchan110 wrote:June 23, 2012
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    Cornerstone Architects
    our drawings show them as 2" however they are thicker than that. I'd say 3-4" is more likely. Hope that helps!
  • jchan110
    Ok, thank you, it does help a lot :)
toastr wrote:August 8, 2012
bestwick1kellogg wrote:August 29, 2012
The grain on the wood is gorgeous. What's the wood?

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