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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moment, whether it's amber-colored whiskey bottles, books, or a row of tiny Christmas trees. "The kids took a turn, too," Nathan says. Although the rectilinear building was straightforward to build, the fit-out required deft work. With no soffits or offsets for mechanical and plumbing chases, it took a lot of construction pre-planning to execute the interior's clean lines. "We didn't have a lot of vertical spaces to go with the infrastruc- ture, so we had to use an insulated PVC ductwork system underground," says contractor Steve Nelson. "It will last 50 to 60 years at least and is impenetrable to soils and freeze conditions." Floor trusses were predesigned with chases to get heating and cooling to the second floor. And door installs had to be perfect, since the trimless finish required that they be on the same plane as the Sheet- rock. "It took a lot of skilled labor to get everything to flow through the house," Steve says, "but it was rewarding when done—a fun project with great people." Social Studies About that enormous house number— an artist drew it with a stencil, lining up the vertical breaks in the digits with the mullions on the entry windows. For this social family, it's fitting that the house is famously easy to find, and that the community claims it. It was the neighborhood kids who gave the 530 House its name, and "we even received a thank-you note once from a delivery guy," Nathan says. —Cheryl Weber Clockwise from above: The guest suite has its own private patio and indoor sitting area. The main house has a larger patio and, because there is no basement, a storm shelter clad in concrete and patterned with plywood planks. 68 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 1, 2019 DESIGN LAB NATURE CURATED

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