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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It divides the formal living room from the formal dining room. Similarly, walls of custom cabinetry divide the dining room from the kitchen and family room, providing separation while still maintaining visual connection and openness among the spaces. Staying Power The owners wanted a large, commo- dious house to share with family and friends, but they were concerned with making it as energy efficient as possible. Bob's office specializes in designing for the region's hot, humid climate. Multi- ple sun studies resulted in meticulously placed screening and overhangs, which also eliminated the need for gutters. Additionally, there's a geothermal system that cools and heats the house and warms the pool. Photovoltaic con- duit is in place, so that a PV system can top the roof at some point. Right now, says Bob, it doesn't really make sense to install one. "In Georgia, you're still re- quired to sell the power you generate to Georgia Power. They sell it at a premium This page: Exterior materials were chosen for durability and dimension: thermally modified poplar siding with an oil finish to hold the color; fiber cement panels in a custom hue; stacked blue orchard stone for walls; and aluminum trim for overhangs. decking. Blue stone was used around the pool, along with Garapa wood decking and blue orchard stacked stone for the retaining walls and other stone elements, harkening back to the crab orchard floors in the original house. The interiors are a similar combina- tion of light and dark elements. Floors are reclaimed long leaf heart pine. And much of the cabinetry is dark-stained cherry, because it was relatively affordable. Window trim is dark-stained as well. The firm designed a number of custom pieces for the main floor, in- cluding dining tables, a sofa table, office furniture, and more. The centerpiece of the living room, however, is the floating, double-sided stone-and-steel fireplace. The palette was trimmed to just a few materials and colors and a deft balance of dark and light elements. 56 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 4, 2018 DESIGN LAB OUTER LIMITS

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