Residential Design

VOL1 2019

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

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neighborhood with plenty of greenery, parks and trails, and convenient shopping nearby. Best of all, the lot was deep and wide—nearly 300 feet to the back of the property and 110 feet fronting the street. There was elbow room to get creative. "No developer would have touched this site," David ad- mits. "They would have moved on to something easier. But we like the challenge. The more constraints there are, the more opportunities. If it's a normal, flat site, what do I do? And the width of it gave me the ability to play." If you drive through the neighborhood, you can see how decades of builders and architects have coped with the topography—which drops 15 feet or more from the road in some areas. "There are a couple of houses where people drive across a bridge to get to their house and then park under- neath. We thought about a bridge, or an entrance terrace with steps to the house. Instead, we did a series of terraced steps descending to the house—but everyone still walks down the driveway." This page: A minimalist palette of white walls, white oak floors and trim, and walnut built-ins temper the Tetris-like complexity of the interiors. 33 VOL. 1, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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