Hill Country ResidenceContemporary 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

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This photo has 8 questions
amackjr wrote:August 27, 2012
  • ianhadleigh
    Are these tongue and groove boards or just butt jointed boards?
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    Cornerstone Architects

    The builder for this project was Schatz Homes. They may be able to help you with
    specifics regarding building materials.

I for Design Kitchen & Bath wrote:July 3, 2014
  • gardengirlpbo5505

    Yes, beautiful craftsmanship! well done.


  • Lori Rivero

    What color is the stain on the walnut?

Me And Me wrote:April 29, 2013
annatlg wrote:November 13, 2013
  • kdk8
    Was this new construction or could one add concrete flooring to an existing subfloor in an older house?
  • builderbrowne
    How did you achieve the finish on the concrete floor? Stain? Oxide?
ferdv75 wrote:February 22, 2013
Carley Lyn Fayerman wrote:October 26, 2015
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    Cornerstone Architects

    Thank you for your inquiry. The wood wall in the center of the picture is approximately 9 ft by 1.5 ft with the height to match the ceiling.

blackjulie wrote:October 15, 2013
  • PRO
    Cornerstone Architects

    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.

hamm11er wrote:July 7, 2012

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Charmean Neithart Interiors added this to Warm Up to Wood for an Eye-Catching WallOctober 27, 2013

Floated. This idea reminds me of a warm, rustic art installation all by itself. Naturally, it's the perfect place for a great piece of art and a great idea for defining spaces in an open floor plan.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

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Don Thompson added this to Living room7 days ago

What if the bathroom was framed in wood?

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fstandfi added this to 2019 - Materials Ideas (Bham Home)March 18, 2020

could wrap wall with fireplace in family room with a wood material or tile

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João Romão added this to João's ideasMarch 16, 2020

Concrete floor and wooden column

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Anna Hood added this to Living roomMarch 8, 2020

Like this wall but it might be too heavy for the entry

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vathani added this to BedroomsMarch 7, 2020

Separation wall - Channa was talking about it for the entrance

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