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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the complexity of the Shou Sugi Ban. And the French drains, they're a part of the composition, too. I did a lot of studio art when I was in college, and what I like about architecture is that it's professional. We conspire with things like French drains." Inside and Outside The interiors continue the dance of openness and privacy, light and shadow. Because of the home's compact size and artful torque between kitchen and living room, main family areas extend the full width of the plan and usher in multiple exposures of daylight. Large window systems align with protected exterior views, connecting occupants with carefully curated slices of the suburban lot. "We went to some effort to have the windows extend beyond the ceiling and below the floor," Kevin explains. "The effect is a little unnerving, because the way we judge distance is by the window frame. But the space carries out more dramatically this way. And practically, it lets us hide shade pockets. It also undermines the boxiness of the building and makes it more dynamic. On the ravine side of the property, the clients can sit at the win- dow and see into a bird's nest. Overall, the space isn't huge, but it opens up in ways that are key." The exterior's white steel becomes touches of mill-finished black steel inside—in the fireplace surround, the ceiling lights in the kitchen, the light switch strip in the kitchen cabinets, and an accent wall here and there. Un- like true Midcentury houses with their thin walls and light structure, walls here are thickened with storage, adding depth and solidity to the interiors. Floors and built-in cabinets are fumed white oak in a straight, rich grain, segueing artfully into the level-five surfaces throughout. 1 carport 2 mechanical/storage 3 workshop 4 guest bedroom 5 bath 6 mudroom FIRST FLOOR PLAN 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 outdoor kitchen 2 bath 3 office 4 laundry 5 kitchen 6 entry 7 living 8 bedroom 9 master bed 10 master closet 11 master bath SECOND FLOOR PLAN 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 9 10 11 1 8 SECTION SITE PLAN 45 VOL. 6, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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