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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panels flank the dark, perforated steel front door. Downstairs, a Robert Mangold print hangs on a black middle panel, with etched mirrors on either side that look like translucent glass. They reflect daylight coming in from the north window wall. If the ability to remove the bedroom wall was transfor- mative, seismic requirements also inspired the master suite's axial layout. The bed sits against a shear wall containing a thin steel seismic frame. Its large X-brace was incorporated into the bed's headboard, which is covered in leather that folds back like lapels along the X. The design opens a line of sight and sunlight into the master bath behind it, where a column of water, on axis with the X-brace, fills the oval tub from the ceiling. Beyond is the closet/dressing room, with its luxe rug and inviting ottoman. "Hidden in one corner of the closet is a stacking washer/dryer, so the clothes don't really go any- where," Paul says. This page: The team discovered the bedroom wall was not load bearing. Removing it allowed them to create a series of spa-like spaces. A leather partition/headboard wraps seismic X-bracing. 40 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 2, 2019 CASE STUDY

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