Schlageter  Residence
Proposed C.O.A. Rating:

Front Elevation
Elevation copyright Elliot Johnson, AIA
  • 24" Cast Earth
  • Walls are finished surface on both interior and exterior
  • 24 guage metal roof
  • Most flooring is durable
  • Cut trees chipped on site
  • On-site waste reduction
  • Site specific design

  • Energy
  • Thermal mass construction
  • Large covered porch
  • Home designed for 650 sq. ft. of living space per ton of cooling
  • Cooling system sized by Manual J based on actual design
  • Duct installation to City of Austin Energy Code
  • 14.0 SEER A/C system
  • Ceiling fans
  • Programmable thermostat
  • Insulated roof deck
  • Low-E glass & Double pane
  • Light-color for exterior
  • No skylights
  • Compact fluorescents

  • Health, Safety
  • Low-Voc paints
  • No vapor barrier
  • 1in pleated media filter
  • Exhaust fans
  • Hard-surface flooring
  • Finishes water based
  • Non-voc adhesives
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Electrical panel set-back from bedrooms
  • Programmable thermostat
  • No wood on exterior
  • Borate treatement

  • Wate
  • Low-flow showerheads
  • Low-water use dishwasher
  • Existing vegetation is 90% undisturbed
  • Native plants utilized
  • Future rainwater system
  • Mike + Annette Schlageter came to me to design a Cast Earth home.   This 2402 s.f.  home is the third cast earth project designed for Austin. Unforutnately, it is currently on hold.

    The first floor is largely cast earth, whereas the second floor and the space below the second floor is standard 2x6 construction, for ease of construction and to the large amount of glass that the client wanted in the kitchen and eating areas.

    The house when completed should be a five-star home rated by the City of Austin's Green Building Program.

    First Floor

    First Floor Plan copyright Elliot Johnson, AIA

    First Floor
    Second Floor Plan copyright Elliot Johnson, AIA