Residential Design

VOL2 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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In another moment of clarity, the central stairway that made a 90-degree turn into the hallway downstairs was reoriented as a straight run and dematerialized with open treads and a glass enclosure. This move opened the entry hall upstairs; downstairs it created a larger middle room that flows from the front to the window wall in back. "The lower level doesn't get cave-like because the stair doesn't block the views," Paul says. "It's just a series of planes projected off the wall." The newfound space is used as an office and lounge, with a desk tucked under the stair—an extension of one of the treads. Opportunities for shape-shifting also arose with the reve- lation that the north wall of the garage was not load-bearing. On the lower level, this meant they were able to take down the wall, redeveloping the master as a series of spa-like spaces including a bedroom focused on the view, a luxurious bath, and an elegant dressing room outfitted with art and a Poli- form closet system. This page: The kitchen is transformed from its original integral plaster walls and cherry cabinets to brighter, rift-sawn oak walls and cabinetry and perforated steel screens. 37 VOL. 2, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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