Residential Design

VOL.4. 2018

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

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so the team redesigned its surround in salvaged steel and fitted it into a wall of built-in storage with a niche for a flat screen television. Sliding doors open to a private patio—the perfect spot to enjoy a fine cigar, a well-aged cognac, and an incompa- rable view to the north. Beyond the patio is an elegant bocce court ("Does anyone really play bocce?" Alan asks) and the basketball court, reimagined and gussied up to match the home's new standards. Indeed, there was much gussying up to do of older elements. An existing radiant floor was tested, repaired, and expanded. The remaining portions of TPO roof were further waterproofed and insulated, and photovoltaics were added. The board-and-batten siding was removed and new ipe siding applied to a rainscreen system. "You don't see any nails or screws—or even any joints," says Alan. "We have one joint, but it's hidden behind a downspout." Structur- al steel was inserted where needed to open spans to light, views, and flow. New carefully considered elements were also introduced into the existing scheme. The major one is a new stone wall Clockwise from above: The existing house had low ceilings, so the team bumped them up in certain areas with bands of clerestory windows. The reworked floor plan opens important rooms to views on both sides of the house. 33 VOL. 4, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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