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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to outdoor living—a grilling zone, ter- race, lawn, hot tub, and the basketball court. It's the south side of the house, so the design team cantilevered the second-level master bedroom to shade the terrace area and protect the interior from excessive heat gain. All this is to say the firm achieved that precious balance of light and pri- vacy. "Having done this for years and years, I've developed some techniques. We take a look at our surrounding area, if there are sidewalks nearby or a close neighbor. For some areas, we know we'll need to light and vent," says Mark. "We take windows and we push them hard to the floor and to the ceilings. We also know we'll get better light out of a smaller window pushed up to the ceiling plane than a 5-foot-by-5-foot window punched into the wall. The light will wash across the ceiling, and its location high on the wall helps with privacy." This page: Placing the main stair adjacent to the window wall allows light to penetrate the open risers and glass railings into the basement. 55 VOL. 1, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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