Stained concrete floors in the living areas of the slab-on-grade house enhance passive heating and cooling. Cork flooring in the media room absorbs sound and is renewable, as is the kitchen’s Forbo Marmoleum linoleum and the bamboo in the master suite and study. The upper-story floor is longleaf pine reclaimed from a Galveston, Texas, warehouse by Hill Country Woodworks of Texas. Bravo Concrete Design: 512.331.4333. www.bravoconcrete.com Natural Cork cork and bamboo: 800.404.2675. www.naturalcork.com Forbo: 866.627.6653. www.forboflooringna.com Hill Country Woodworks: 512.756.6950. www.texaswoodwork.com

Interior Wall Finishes

Mud plaster for first-floor walls was made on site by ThangMaker Construction using raw clay from nearby Elgin, Texas, and locally sourced wheat straw. The upstairs drywall is covered with BioShield Healthy Living no-VOC paint. The natural clay coatings comply with Green Seal Standard GS-11 and come in a range of textures and tones. ThangMaker: 512.517.9272. www.thangmaker.com BioShield: 505.438.3448. www.bioshieldpaint.com


Double-pane aluminum-clad wood windows provide ample insulation in Austin’s mild winters. Williams chose casement, awning, and fixed windows to avoid the weather-stripping wear and tear on sliders and single- or double-hung units. These have a U-value of 0.47 and an SHGC of 0.46. The Pella Designer Series windows tilt down for cleaning. Operable clerestories provide additional daylighting and vent hot air. The awning clerestory windows are paired with an RC 312-S manually operated Window Wand from Miller Mfg. Pella: 800.374.4758. www.pella.com Miller: 707.584.9528. www.windowwand.net