You say you’d like to tear down the home you might have and replace it — with out losing all of the previous materials? That’s what this Tarrytown proprietor completed, with just a little assist from Cornerstone Architects. With an purpose in thoughts of LEED-centered rules within the design, and a fervent want to place collectively a sustainable house, the shopper and designers labored collectively to deconstruct the whole house piece by piece, then reuse or reclaim ninety five % of the fabric. The ensuing construction is ethereal, spacious, and brilliant; its multi-leveled roof façade presents a curb-pleasant look with a minimal footprint, for a home that’s as straightforward on the attention as it’s on the setting. Not that this finish got here with out some challenges: the house was designed round present timber, however the proprietor needed to increase the views whereas nonetheless sustaining a personal inside.
The answer includes a central “open” dwelling area that segues into the south nook of the lot; whereas there’s numerous glass round one tub’s soaking tub, for instance, it appears out on a personal courtyard space with each fencing and excessive timber as screening. “Floating” stairs protect a country look with trendy strains, and such touches as shiny modern artwork and distinctive “chandeliers” over the eating desk clearly point out an up to date strategy. But this residence additionally achieves its efforts towards “inexperienced”: its use of rainwater assortment methods, expert shading, power-environment friendly home equipment, spray-foam insulation, and repurposed supplies gained it a 5-star score from the Austin Energy Green Building Program. An excellent compromise of updates and earth-acutely aware duty: that’s this Bowman residence from Austin’s personal Cornerstone Architects.