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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geometric house is composed as a main two-story cube clad in western red ce- dar, and an interlocking one-story cube for guests. Pulling the concrete-walled guest volume forward made possible a raised plinth at the house's front entryway and void for a guest patio in back. "There's not a lot of juxtaposition of form, but where there is, it provides privacy here and there," he says. Visitors enter the front door, step around the house number, which screens the public zone from the street, and enter a two-story communal space containing the kitchen, dining table, and living room. Around a corner is the guest suite, which houses a reading room, bedroom, and bath. Upstairs in the two-story volume, a family/play- Opposites Attract A program of competing needs contin- ued to drive the design. Topping the list was a desire for dedicated family and guest spaces. "We're a social family; we like a lot of connectivity and contact, and Lisa has a lot of siblings; we knew we'd have a fair amount of company," Nathan says. Sectionally, the plan pro- vides for separate but connected living spaces, each with direct access to the outdoors, and the three-dimensional volumes reflect that organization. The Above: The address wall shields the kitchen and family room from public view. A sleek Poggenpohl kitchen is the heartbeat of the house, which is geared to welcoming extended family and friends. "It feels like the land is with you as you move through the house." —Nathan Kalaher, AIA 64 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 1, 2019 DESIGN LAB NATURE CURATED

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