Contemporary wood exterior home idea in Austin

Bowman Residence Front Exterior

Contemporary Exterior, Austin

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. Photography by Adam Steiner
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lsh1 wrote:December 1, 2011
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    Cornerstone Architects
    8 years ago
    The wood is Cypress with Sikkens stain 123 and the stone is Austin Cut Limestone
  • zeyyoung
    7 years ago
    can you please tell me who your source was for the stone? we live in Austin and would like to find the same material. Thank you!
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