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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fireplace surround, while the media cab- inets on the fireplace wall are wrapped in a black laminate called Leather. Outside, the snow fencing was milled as tongue in groove and con- structed as a rainscreen on furring channels, like the weathering steel. "It doesn't expand and contract like most of our woods because it's been cured for so long," Russell says. With the addition of aluminum-clad win- dows, "the whole house exterior is maintenance free except for occasional cleaning, which is what virtually every owner wants." The owners say the house has be- come a favorite on the block, perhaps a break from the bulky buildings that weren't designed for their lots. And a small, 2-foot window cube at the front porch continues to intrigue passersby. "It was an afterthought," Russell says. "They didn't want people walking up and looking through the window, so we added a hot-rolled steel door inside with a finger hole to provide privacy but also accessibility. On holidays they can put a pumpkin head or elf in the window." While the house stands out, it's not a splashy architectural statement but a mash-up of simple prairie forms with modern space planning and detailing— and an example of the imaginative skills architects bring to the ever-evolving neighborhoods we call home. —Cheryl Weber Casa Linder Dallas ARCHITECT: Russell Buchanan, FAIA, and Gary Orsinger, AIA, Buchanan Architecture, Dallas BUILDER: Rick Fontenot, Erik Glissman, Constructive General Contractors, Dallas STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Charles Grossman, Santec, Dallas POOL/LANDSCAPE: Tal Thevnot and Ross Burke, Aqua Terra Outdoors, Carrollton, Texas PROJECT SIZE: 3,700 square feet SITE SIZE: .25 acres CONSTRUCTION COST: $193 a square foot PHOTOGRAPHERS: James F. Wilson, Wade Griffith, Danny Fulgencio KEY PRODUCTS CABINETRY: Formica, Lab Designs CLADDING: Centennial Woods, Recla Metals COUNTERTOPS: Corian DISHWASHER: KitchenAid DOOR HARDWARE: Bravura FAUCETS: Hansgrohe FIREPLACE: Spark Modern Fires HOUSE WRAP: Tyvek HVAC: Carrier LIGHTING: Bega, Lightolier, Bartco, Juno MICROWAVE: KitchenAid PAINT: Sherwin-Williams RANGE: Wolf REFRIGERATOR: Sub-Zero TILE: Horizon Italian Tile TOILETS: TOTO This page: The front window cube was an afterthought, but is the talk of the neighborhood and a fun decorative niche at Halloween. 52 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 2, 2019 DESIGN LAB CONSCIOUS OF CONTEXT

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