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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Warm Modern The two partners were able to realize their clients' aesthetic goals and preserve the street scale, in part, by drawing an L-shaped floor plan that projects into the backyard. The front reads as an updated bungalow with its front porch, a long dormer like the neighbor's, and a second story tucked under the roof. A columned porch hung with four timeless "barn lights" reinforces the familiar rhythm of the house's two-over-two punched windows. It's clear something else is going on, though, and the crisp, black-and-white exterior is a clue. Visitors step up onto the long, metal-roofed front porch and into a two-story entryway with a stairway to the right and a mudroom and powder room to the left. From there they step down into the great room containing a living and dining area with large expans- es of glass, and the kitchen beyond. The slightly raised front porch and foyer was a way to give the clients their 10-foot ceil- ings without creating too much massing outside. "The mudroom and front stairs are compressed, but not much, because that area is open to above," Jennifer says. "It meant taking pieces of the puzzle that everyone has and rethinking them, mak- ing them more pure and clean." Inside, building a modern dwelling in an older neighborhood also suggest- ed a more nuanced approach to the double-height living space. The architects finessed this by designing a one-story window wall at the back of the house but inserting a bridge at the second floor with the two kids' rooms on one side and a guest room and master suite on the other; this allowed for a two-story window slot This page: The commodious kitchen extends into the lot to form a courtyard patio space by the pool. The L-shaped arrangement also lengthens sightlines from inside and outside the house, and allows multiple exposures of natural light. 56 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 2, 2019 DESIGN LAB CONSCIOUS OF CONTEXT

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