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 master suite raises the stan- dard even further, indulging in a bit of private luxury. Here, the palette is one of luscious, ethereal whites and smooth, unified planes. "We try to get rid of cor- ridors and doors as much as possible, so for the master suite there are sliding wall panels rather than a hole in the wall. As you turn the corner and proceed to the master bath, it gets quite luxuri- ous—materials and finishes that are not necessary but are pleasurable, like small tiles that can make a curve or a beautiful tub," says Kevin. "The master bath is more of an insular room, an intimate in- ternal space. It's the figured space while the other ones are more modern." Included and Excluded The value of good residential design derives not just from what's included in the final building, but what is excluded. The team chose not to follow neigh- borhood tradition and place the house crosswise on the site, they did not bring cars right up to the main living level, and they did not maximize the amount of house on the lot. The result of ex- cluding these very standard approaches to single-family residential design is This page: The master bedroom suite shifts to a brighter palette of lush finishes. Vertical battens on the exterior add depth, shadow, and texture to the cladding. Windows hug the parapet. 46 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 6, 2018 DESIGN LAB ARCHITECTURAL PROMENADES

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