Trendy courtyard patio photo in Austin

Hill Country Residence

Contemporary Patio, 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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meit wrote:August 1, 2012
  • meit
    8 years ago
    Is it rude to ask for plans?
  • jmostofsky
    7 years ago
    sorry to post here but I cannot seem to figure out how to post a new question. Can you advise if the windows are all Hope or a combination of Hope and Store Front windows?
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Wood on patio roof