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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street in front, which allows the couple to entertain in the art gallery below without bringing visitors into the house. Of course, they also rotate the collection through the main level and second story, and they wanted to be able to see down into the art galley, and vice versa. By cutting holes in the floor plates, the design team developed three distinct atriums or "arteries" that permeate three levels. "It doesn't matter what level you're on, you always have a visual connection to the art from the private residence to the gallery below," Matthew says. "Like the heart that pumps blood through the body, these holes pump art through the house." Porous Plan The east-west-oriented main living level is essentially a limestone-clad rectangular box bisected by a fin- ger-like gallery hall extending south into the landscape. A long run of open-tread stairs—one of those arter- ies—connects this hallway vertically to the 4,000-square-foot subterra- nean gallery. On the cedar-wrapped second-story volumes, three family bedrooms with en suite baths overhang both sides of the main living space, while two guest suites straddle the gallery hall in a rather dramatic way, cantilevering roughly 20 feet in both directions. One guest room faces the street, the other the pool. "They sit on a 10-foot center point, so it's really a teeter-totter and has glass wrapping two facades," Matthew says. "To do that we had to create a metal truss on one of the back walls and build it piece by piece like a highway bridge." In designing the home, Hufft archi- tects had to not only create three-dimen- sional studies but also think through clearances for moving large pieces of art. "We built lots of models—a lot of double- and triple-height spaces and large walls over a staircase, for instance, Top and above: The stone chimney wall that holds the living room's wood-burning fireplace rises all three levels. A custom bench conceals a TV that can be lowered to open the view to the pool and sculpture garden. "Like the heart that pumps blood through the body, these holes pump art through the house." —Matthew Hufft, AIA 41 VOL. 4, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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