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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much needed daylight into the lower level rooms. The connected kitchen and family room flip the ratio of glass and wall to provide more privacy for everyday life. On the street-facing side, clerestories top walls of cabinetry and then descend into floor-to-ceiling sections of window. The sections provide a glimpse to the street, says Mark, but a "controlled glimpse." On the courtyard side, accordion glass door systems open the house fully into public and private realms. The public space, or great room, absorbs the lion's share of glass, which faces the intersection of the corner lot's two streets. Because the first level is raised 5 feet above street, it gains a measure of detachment from the hustle and bustle. Expanses of glass are carefully choreo- graphed with sections of wall to relieve any feeling of overexposure. The stair to the second level and basement is located here, too. Its open risers and glass rail combine with the glass walls to bring This page: The main floor is raised 5 feet above the street level and pulled in from the corners, adding a subtle buffer from the urban hubbub. "I'm always thinking about how the house looks from the street— during the day and at night with the lights on." —Mark Peters, AIA 54 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 1, 2019 DESIGN LAB NATURE CURATED

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