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A sustainable home with perfectly framed views of the Texas Hill Country

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Danze and Davis Architects are the owners and creators of this beautiful sustainable home located in Jonestown, a city in Travis County, Texas. Winning multiple awards, this energy star-certified dwelling was constructed to compliment the lifestyle needs of a family of four in the Texas Hill Country.

Encompassing 4,243 square feet of living space, this dwelling boasts five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. This project began with orientation — this includes solar orientation, tree locations, prevailing wind patterns, slope, view, accessibility, and outdoor living spaces. 

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Danze and Davis Architects BUILDER Younger Homes DESIGNER Haley Manning Design

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The property offers spectacular long-range views, coupled with an extremely sloped topography. “Determining orientation, while designing for the most efficient use of the building and foundation materials, was challenging, yet cost-effective and was one of the first places integrated design “paid off” in the home design process,” states the architects.

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The project team collaborated to integrate the home’s design into the slope, with the main living space slightly above grade at the front of the residence. A daylight basement was integrated into the slope to house the lower bedrooms and a game room. The main objective was to appropriately size the rooms to avoid wasteful space and leftover materials.

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When designing for energy efficiency a southerly facing home is most ideal for solar orientation and collecting prevailing breezes, especially coming up from the water in the valley. Due to this and integrating a daylight basement and crawl space, large overhangs, efficient orientation, and other sustainable features, this dwelling can operate on one HVAC unit, and achieve Energy Star Certification.

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Other subtle sustainable features in this Texas home include a roof that is simple but elegant and will provide an excellent foundation for green features such as rainwater collection and solar panels.

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For comfort and health in everyday living, the design allowed for the traffic flow and visual flow of the house to work well and be pleasing to the eye, while keeping private spaces private, public areas open with good sightlines, and careful consideration of interior and exterior views of the lake and surrounding mature hardwood trees.

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What We Love: This sustainable home offers breathtaking Texas Hill Country views through large windows and from the spacious outdoor patio. We are loving how is home is designed for family living, from the comfortable furnishings to the durable finishes. A light color scheme helps to focus the attention on the views while creating a calming environment and a welcoming respite in the countryside.

Tell Us: What do you think of this architect’s personal family home? Would you change any detail in this home? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the state of Texas: Gorgeous ranch-style home inspired by the legendary west Texas sky and This fabulous home makeover in Texas features the dreamiest kitchen.

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Above: The artwork on the fireplace mantel is by the homeowner’s mom, @artbyann_inspiredbyhim

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Above: In the living room, the Caden Ottoman is from Pottery Barn. The overhead light fixture is from Restoration Hardware.

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Above: The sliding glass doors that lead from the great room to the patio are a 16’ Fleetwood System. The patio dimensions are 20×20.

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Above: In the kitchen, the island countertop is Caesarstone Quartz — Concrete is Pebble 4030. The perimeter countertops and backsplash are marble — Calacatta Nuvo 5131. Island dimensions are 5 feet by 10 feet. The pendants over the island are from Shades of Light – 15.5”. The flooring is engineered white oak and the brand/model is Affinity Liberation. 

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Above: The cabinet and shiplap paint color is Sherwin Williams — Pure White. The wall color is Sherwin Williams — Worldly Grey.

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Above: The home office wall paint color is Sherwin Williams — Peppercorn.

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Above: In the primary bedroom, the wall paint color is Sherwin Williams — Worldly Gray.

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Above: The wall paint color is Sherwin Williams — Worldly Gray. The walls are all #2 Pine Shiplap with a Nickle Gap application over spray foam insulation. The shower walls are river rock — Botany Bay Pebbles in Cream from Pro Source, and the pony wall transition is Caesarstone quartz. Shower dimensions: 48”x74”.

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Above: The bathroom floor tiles are 7” Grey Hex tiles sourced from Pro Source and lined in Maple Alabaster Grout. All of the shiplap and trim is Sherwin-Williams – Pure White. 

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Above: The vanity wall sconces are the Trade Winds Angie 2-Light Wall Sconce in Black. The mirrors are 30″ X 42″, from Rejuvenation. The custom vanity is 95.5″ X 22″ and the drawers are 16″/18″/16″ respectively. The countertop is Caesarstone Calacatta Nuevo.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Madeline Harper Photography

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