Residential Design

VOL.5 2018

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

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Art on Demand That same material rigor occurs on the interior. In the entry gallery, open-tread stairs lead to a multipurpose office with a built-in desk and conference table—a perch on the garage roof that has views of the entire house. The stairs are mini- mally detailed with steel plates, steel stringers, glass rails, and sapele treads that align precisely with the reveals in the garage siding of the same material. A second flight of stairs leads down to a basement play- room, mechanical room, and storage. The sapele box makes a mystery out of the service functions, sand- wiching a powder room and butler's pantry between the garage and galley kitchen's back wall, where those continuous wood panels also hide cabinetry and appliances. Opposite, a Silestone-wrapped island provides a commodious work surface. If the front of the house reads as a fortress, the back is a glass pavilion gazing north over the pool terrace. David's team designed the dining table to scale, and two egg chairs in the living room swivel so the couple can turn around and enjoy the backyard view or keep an eye on the kids in the pool. The double-pane, argon-filled low-e glass is fitted with a privacy shade that can be raised from the bottom to 8 feet, 4 inches along the back wall. A geothermal pump supplies hot water for the radiant-heated floors, and the air conditioning has an additional heating system that blows air against hot-water coils, washing the glass wall with warm air through grills positioned along the top of the glass. With exterior walls made almost entirely of glass, the design factored in a series of panels for displaying art—several in the back wall and one in each outer bedroom wall. These consist of fritted spandrel glass that doubles as diagonal bracing. As far as placement, "they already had the art, and we knew how the shear walls needed to work proportionally," David says. "At first glance you can't tell there's an art panel, but if you look closely, you can see that the opacity of the glass is different." Right: The rooflines break apart as they meet the pool terrace, creating a fractured back wall that makes the master bedroom terrace feel private. "Everything except the core structures is an undulating open space that shapes above you in different ways." —David Jameson, FAIA 47 VOL. 5, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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