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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Ultimately, it was a successful collaboration that in- fluenced especially the internal organization of the house. Bedrooms for the couple and three young children are clus- tered on the second level, for instance, instead of the market's typical master on the main floor. Spanning the hall between them are computer homework stations (illuminated by those windows at the front of the house), where foot traffic keeps the kids out of internet trouble. "Hallways are usually wasted space anyway, so building the nooks with cabinets above and desks below made good use of it. And it meant the kids' bedrooms aren't grossly oversized," says David. "We didn't want them to go into their rooms and hide." The children's rooms are democratically proportioned, but each has its own arrangement and personality. The main level, which comprises a combination kosher kitch- en, dining, and living area, makes use of its long, south-facing circulation spine for runs of built-in walnut cabinets. "People want to live in a modern house, but they don't have places for all their crap," David quips. "So we have storage walls to put all the junk in. We have a million cabinets that are nowhere near full. This page: A series of terraced plantings descends from street level to reach the house. But, perhaps lured by the ipe-clad "hole," visitors tend to walk down the driveway. 37 VOL. 1, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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