Living room - contemporary concrete floor living room idea in Austin with white walls

Hill Country Residence

Contemporary Living Room, 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 Andrew Pogue
Living room - contemporary concrete floor living room idea in Austin with white walls - Houzz

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candacefeazellcandacefeazell wrote:July 1, 2012
  • hheckmd
    8 years ago
    Make a trip to San Antonio, Austin or Fredericksburg Tx and you can pick up a nice cowhide as a souvenir! Avail at lots of "Hill Country" furnishing stores and probably on internet but you probably want to pick your own hide so make the trip it will be fun! Love Texas!!!
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    Cornerstone Architects
    3 years ago

    Thank you for reaching out! While we do our best to retain
    as much information as possible for each project, unfortunately we do not
    always have all the details regarding materials/furnishings/sources/costs/etc.
    Often, the builder or interior designer are a great source to provide more
    specifics on these inquiries.

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Concrete floors