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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tile In a nod to the stone walls, the master shower has a pebble floor, but the rest of the master bath is sleek and clean. "We updated the kitchen and did all new bathrooms in a modern tone," says Jim. "All changes were in service to what today's lifestyle is all about— cooking, living, and eating." Original mahogany ceilings were left largely intact (except for the occasional air return or other unavoidable utility). They are the lovely, glowing payoff for gazing through those glass transoms. Open and Shut At just under 3,800 square feet, the house devotes the lion's share of space to entertaining areas, both on the upper and lower levels. Those new barn doors allow some spaces to either close down for intimate gatherings or open up for larger-scale entertaining. A commanding central fireplace is original to the house, made of the same stone as the walls, and terminat- ing in steamship-like "smokestacks." As with the transom windows, the chimneys allow light to flow above the fireplace wall, preserving the floating ceiling effect. The fireplace wall divides formal living from a sitting room and dining area. On the lower level, a new contemporary fireplace wall is faced with porcelain tile and supports a flat screen. Adjacent to the fireplace are the new glass doors to the pool, a pleasant distraction from the television. Outside, the pool and pool deck are all new. Large raised planters help transition from the stone walls of the house to the pool terrace and then the woods beyond. An existing patio off the combination office/bedroom now links to the pool level. On the hilly site, these are the primary outdoor living areas. The upper level functions more like a tree house, with walls of glass facing the woods and a small balcony accessed from the master bedroom. DINING ROOM DN FLOOR PLANS | 1. Carport | 2. Bedroom | 3. Rec Room | 4. Bedroom/Office | 5. Storage/Mechanicals 6. Bath | 7. Closet | 8. Mechanicals | 9. Entry | 10. Pantry/Laundry | 11. Kitchen | 12. Dining Room 13. Sitting Room | 14. Living Room | 15. Study | 16. Master Bedroom | 17. Master Bath FIRST FLOOR LOWER LEVEL 1 2 2 3 4 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 75 VOL. 5, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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