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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parent way, while the private spaces at opposite ends—two offices and three bedrooms—could be more intimate and closer to the trees. "It made a lot of sense for how they live as husband and wife to have their area to the north and their three kids' area at the south," Noah says. The couple's offices are tucked behind the communal space's fireplace wall, while a stairway near the children's bedrooms leads to a lower-level family room and storage area. Slender in the Grass One of the firm's guiding principles is to bring a human-centered approach to spatial design, and this project succeeds on that level. The strong horizontal roofline draws a dramatic line against the site's hilly topography and helps define the house's place on the site. Deep overhangs shelter large and small terraces outside nearly every room. On the west, the cantilever is as deep as 13 feet to shield the entry, living space, and an office from glare. Cutouts create a shadow line that marks some of the terraces and lets light flow through to the pachysandra groundcover, whose This page: The same salvaged heart pine used in the kitchen wraps the fireplace wall, which divides public areas and the master bedroom realm. The owners spurned redundant spaces, helping to pare the program down to essentials. 65 VOL. 4, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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