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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modern architecture, but it can be a nerve-wracking one for sure. The board-formed concrete isn't just rele- gated to the exterior, it comes inside in the kitchen near the terrace and most prominently in the fireplace wall—two very high-profile areas. "We used pine boards with a release agent," he says, "and added a little water to bring out the grain. Then we applied a sealer that creates the effect of some transparency and iridescence." The unique mix of roughness and polish complements the smooth walnut floors and sleek white cabinetry, marble counters, and walls, in addition to all that glass. Deploying the materials and execut- ing the program, all while maintaining solid control of the composition are what set skilled architects apart from lesser ones. "I'm always thinking about how the house looks from the street— during the day and at night with the lights on," says Mark. "At night, those clerestories become like veins of light, an artery that courses through the house." —S. Claire Conroy House Etch Chicago ARCHITECT: Principal-in-charge Mark Peters, AIA; project architect Jon Heckert, Studio Dwell Architects, Chicago BUILDER: George McLeod, McLeod Builders Inc., Wayne, Ill. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Studio Dwell PROJECT SIZE: 6,500 square feet SITE SIZE: .17 acres CONSTRUCTION COST: $1,850,000 PHOTOGRAPHY: Marty Peters, Marty Peters Photography KEY PRODUCTS ACCORDION DOOR SYSTEM: LaCantina CABINETRY: Ernestomeda COOKING APPLIANCES/ DISHWASHER: Miele COUNTERS: Marble, Silestone DRYWALL: USG ENTRY DOORS/WINDOWS: Kawneer FAUCETS: Dornbracht, Grohe FIREPLACE: Spark Modern Fires KITCHEN SINK: Blanco LOCKSETS: Omnia Above: The house comes alive at night with shimmers of light on glazing and iridescent board-formed concrete walls. 60 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 1, 2019 DESIGN LAB NATURE CURATED

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