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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The team placed service areas at the front of the house to preserve the best views at the back for bedrooms and the children's playroom. No family areas are in the basement, except for a small hobby room and exercise room. "Basements are where toys go to die," Carmen quips. The firm designed all the custom fur- niture and storage walls for the master bedroom and walk-in closet. A floating bed is the main event, lifting occupants up and into the view provided by a broad wall of windows. The master bathroom is on full display at the front of the house, so the team installed power shades that can be activated by buttons on each side of the bed before the clients enter the bath or set to function on a timer. This page: The flip side of the dining room wall unit contains the kitchen appliances. Most cabinetry in the house is dark-stained cherry, and wood floors are a lighter-colored, reclaimed heart pine. Casual dining and living areas are open to the kitchen. The children's wing connects to the parents' suite across a bridge over the double-height living room. A cleresto- ry band of windows illuminates the passage and ushers light into the living area below and, through a corner interior clerestory, into one child's bedroom. All corridors terminate in floor-to- ceiling windows, bringing in even more light and glimpses of the outdoors. "There's an axis in every direction," Bob explains. "And corridors to the left and right. Axial views bring the whole outside in and are critical to reducing the apparent size of the house. They help bring in views while maintaining the privacy the clients wanted." 52 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 4, 2018 DESIGN LAB OUTER LIMITS

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