Joseph M. Bennett, Architect Joseph M. Bennett, Architect


Street Face
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Deep Eddy Craftsman
- Austin, Texas

The Goal was to bring back the original style & charm of this 1917 Arts & Crafts bungalow.  Joe used an innovative exterior wall system combined with energy efficient windows that resulted in an air-tight house with a higher “total wall” R-Value for maximum energy efficiency.  Inside, Joe mixed local and sustainable materials using zero and low V.O.C. finishes and paints.  This warm and inviting home reflects the owners personalities and lifestyle.  The home boasts a new professional kitchen, open floor plan and large master suite.

See a video tour of the home shot during the 2010 Austin Cool House Tour.

Austin Energy® Green Builder Program - Five Stars



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Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Entry Foyer Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Kitchen Corner Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Kitchen Range Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Library Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Library Window Seat
Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Master Bath Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Master Bath Shower Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Dining Room Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Street Face Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Southern Face
Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Master Bedroom Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Library Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Kitchen Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Dining Room Master Bathroom soaking tub
  Front View 1995 Rear View 1995 Arts & Crafts Custom Home - Kitchen  
  • Received 5-star rating from the Austin Green Building Program
  • Anticipating L.E.E.D - H Platinum rating from U.S.G.B.C.
  • Continuous rigid insulation on exterior wall provides thermal break & higher total wall R-value
  • Sealed and Insulated Crawl Space allows duct work inside insulated envelope
  • Mesquite wood floors sealed with Bona Mega & Bioshield no V.O.C. finishes
  • Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation at vaulted ceilings and attic roof deck
  • Finger jointed wood studs reduce the amount of wood needed
  • Rinnae tankless H2O heater to reduce energy needed to heat water
  • Reflective metal (Galvalume) roof covering to cut energy costs
  • Loewen metal clad windows with “Cardinal 366” glass, .28 Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
  • Sustainable materials used throughout (Caesarstone, & Alkemi countertops, Cork)
  • Ceiling fans in bedrooms & living spaces
  • High efficiency HVAC (18 SEER Carrier Infinity Heat Pump) 725 s.f. per ton
  • No VOC paints (Harmony by Sherwin Williams) eliminate green house gases released into the atmosphere
Austin Energy® Green Building Program - Proud Participant participant
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