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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FLOOR PLAN | 1. Living Room | 2. Guest Bedroom | 3. Cabana | 4. W.C. | 5. Bath 6. Mechanical Room | 7. Bike & Kayak Storage | 8. Storage Lockers | 9. Garbage Recycle Area 10. Bedroom | 11. Laundry | 12. Kitchen | 13. Sitting Room | 14. Living Room 15. Master Bedroom | 16. Master Bath | 17. Hall FIRST FLOOR SECOND FLOOR built into a soffit above the range," Stuart says. "But today we don't have housekeepers doing the servicing. We wanted to see the view from the kitch- en." Downstairs, the unconditioned cabana room was replaced with guest quarters that serve as a hangout space for the pool. And a new enclosed out- door shower gives beachgoers a place to wash off before entering the house. Structurally, it was a different story. The house had to be virtually rebuilt be- cause the base of its steel supports had rotted through, including the supports holding up the diamond roof, and some of the roof framing was missing. While FEMA flood regulations did not require the house to be raised on its foundation, the entire building was jacked up to make it plumb and level, and reinforced with structural steel. "With mod- ern homes there is little tolerance for anything not truly level or plumb," says builder George Vickers. "We made sure everything we reworked was true with- in an acceptable tolerance. The house in general was a pleasure to work with." Building technology has come a long way in the last six decades. New drains were installed to get water off the reverse roof pitch. And to satis- fy the client's request for a relatively maintenance-free exterior, the cladding consists of composite materials. The white diamond parapets are covered in an Azek PVC system. "The diamond roof set the style of the house, and the Azek panels allowed us to bond the par- apet wall seamlessly, which we believe was the original intent if they could "It was a matter of looking at the details and saying, how can we do it better?" —Stuart Disston, AIA 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 6 7 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 10 10 66 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 5, 2018 DESIGN LAB INVENTION AND REINVENTION

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