Residential Design

VOL.6 2018

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

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as beautiful as those incredible live oaks, but I can engage them." And the box that appears simple but holds nu- merous surprises? It too has inspirations and associations: "If you asked a layper- son to describe a Modern building, they would probably mention a white box. But I think of modern painting, like a portrait by Braque. One where you see the front of a woman's face and the side at the same time. That's the version of Modernism I loveā€”the simplicity of line, but animated by reflections and shadows, vistas and materials." Like a Braque painting, Sugar Shack's complexity reveals itself as you step closer in. Window openings hug the parapet, Shou Sugi Ban cedar siding pops out from the building plane in battens, a perimeter French drain is an elegant lattice of cedar grille, and a privacy wall is board-formed con- crete. All of these carefully executed details add their own layers of shadow, depth, and texture. "The building has a certain reading at a distance," says Kevin. "But it animates when you get closer. And even closer, you start to see The open kitchen is clean and sleek, with fumed oak cabinetry inset with steel panels for lights and switches. The kitchen island rises above the floor on legs, and the floor drops away at the window wall to showcase the view. 44 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 6, 2018 DESIGN LAB ARCHITECTURAL PROMENADES

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