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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Modern Mash-up Material choices were economical overall, and key to keeping construc- tion costs under $200 per square foot. The slab-on-pier foundation serves as the finished floor and required special jobsite protocol. After the pour was hand-troweled and cured under a film of water for seven days, "all trades had to work without ever marking the con- crete in areas that would be exposed," Erik says. "Chalk lines could not be pulled through any open areas and had to be a light blue, non-permanent pigment. Once the home was dried in, multiple layers of floor protection were installed but could not be taped to the concrete. We had a crew remove the flooring protection and meticulously clean the concrete surface regular- ly. Plumbing and electrical stub-outs had to be located extremely precisely in order to fall exactly in the center of where walls would be built prior to pouring concrete, instead of using void boxes and patching after the fact." The concrete floor informed the interior material palette. In the open kitchen, laminate cabinets have a linen-like quality and hide appliances, creating a neutral backdrop in the great room. And the laminate-clad island was fitted with a Corian countertop with integral double sinks. Hot-rolled steel makes several appearances, too. It ties together the cooktop vent hood and the The slab-on-pier foundation serves as the finished floor, which required extra care during the parade of trades through the jobsite. The rest of the material palette takes its cues from the colors and patina of the floor. 50 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 2, 2019 DESIGN LAB CONSCIOUS OF CONTEXT

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