Residential Design

Vol. 3, 2017

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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then subbed it out to a shop in Austin, Texas." Triple-laminated cypress boards form the louvers. "They're spaced so they're the structural mullions of the windows at the joints," Alan explains. "The laminations are so thick, they are very stable. They pull away from the glass so you can get a squeegee behind them. You can see straight in but not from an angle. They delay your ability to see everything from outside. As Granberry intended, you don't under- stand what you're going to see." Charred boards cover the bifold garage doors as well, forming a pleas- ingly solid backdrop to the rest of the house's veiled transparency. To the north, a raised roof corner brings warm, indirect light into a private, stone-clad studio for one of the clients, who's a musician and music professor. After the extensive reworking, the main level "functions like a one-bedroom house," says Lisa. "Our clients don't feel like they're in a big empty house when they're by them- selves," which they are in between visits from their adult children. Says Alan, "The whole team had an awareness that this was a rare and special site. Whatever we did needed to be right for that site." "We love doing the houses. We get deep into the details and the relation- ships with the people," Lisa concludes. "This project was especially close to our hearts, and the result is quite a warm and welcoming place." Above: Visitors walk by the master bath at the left, but a structural wall and laminated cypress screening block glimpses in. Inside the foyer, the stair wall to the lower level keeps the dramatic water view out of sight until visitors enter the main living areas. CASE STUDY 46 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2017

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