Hill Country ResidenceContemporary Home Office, Austin

Nestled into sloping topography, the design of this home allows privacy from the street while providing unique vistas throughout the house and to the surrounding hill country and downtown skyline. Layering rooms with each other as well as circulation galleries, insures seclusion while allowing stunning downtown views. The owners' goals of creating a home with a contemporary flow and finish while providing a warm setting for daily life was accomplished through mixing warm natural finishes such as stained wood with gray tones in concrete and local limestone. The home's program also hinged around using both passive and active green features. Sustainable elements include geothermal heating/cooling, rainwater harvesting, spray foam insulation, high efficiency glazing, recessing lower spaces into the hillside on the west side, and roof/overhang design to provide passive solar coverage of walls and windows. The resulting design is a sustainably balanced, visually pleasing home which reflects the lifestyle and needs of the clients.

Photography by Adam Steiner

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ericreinholdt
Eric Reinholdt, Architect added this to Design Workshop: 10 Surprising Twists on Window TrimFeb 10, 2014

7. Steel TrimThe trimmed frame of these openings is particularly beautiful to me. The window proportions seem derived from the module of stone that comprises the wall. The window has the appearance that a stone block was carefully removed to let light in. The trim treatment supports the lightness of the glazed insertion but also highlights the thickness and monolithic nature of the stone wall.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

albanhastings
alba added this to alba's ideasApr 21, 2019

Limestone walls are in themselves an attractive feature.

j_lia_lima
Júlia Lima added this to Júlia's ideasApr 14, 2019

Janela na mesa de estudo/trabalha pra aproveitar a luz solar e economizar

albente
albente added this to Merida Mexico HomeNov 2, 2018

Natural light for built-in concrete desk

mnell1692
mnell1692 added this to The DetailsOct 3, 2018

Steel Trim—The trimmed frame of these openings is particularly beautiful. The window proportions seem derived from the module of stone that comprises the wall. The window has the appearance that a stone block was carefully removed to let light in. The trim treatment supports the lightness of the glazed insertion but also highlights the thickness and monolithic nature of the stone wall

mnell1692
mnell1692 added this to Design Details WishlistOct 3, 2018

Steel Trim The trimmed frame of these openings is particularly beautiful to me. The window proportions seem derived from the module of stone that comprises the wall. The window has the appearance that a stone block was carefully removed to let light in. The trim treatment supports the lightness of the glazed insertion but also highlights the thickness and monolithic nature of the stone wall.

brockdesigns
Brock Design Group added this to REVISED FLOATING HOMESep 9, 2018

simple desk and a few drawers is all I need for an office

tdumesnil
tdumesnil added this to OFFICE SPACEJul 3, 2018

Dark floors, desk drawers same color I have now, top of desk dark

docmito
Geronimo added this to Office/WorkFeb 6, 2018

Combinaciones de Color de maderas en escritorio.

meili_mcneil
Mei Li McNeil added this to Mei Li's ideasJan 22, 2018

love this secretive feeling, perhaps not enough light or view out for study, maybe take over to the bathroom?

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