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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at the back that creates the airiness the owners were after and floods the first floor with light. "I personally like living spaces that have some intimacy," Jen- nifer says. "The house has a two-story space, but it's not the space you're hang- ing out in. It's nice to treat circulation with a kind of grandeur." Other moves also nudge it toward hominess rather than grandeur. Extending the kitchen into the landscape allows the owners to experience the house exterior while they're inside and to see into the kitchen from the living room. That connectedness "creates a story," Jennifer says. The footprint also gave the architects more skin on which to place windows. "The kitchen and the master suite above it aren't huge spaces but feel quite generous because they get light from three sides," Jennifer says. The L shape makes the master bedroom feel like a sanctuary, tucked into the trees at the end of the finger, with a balcony overlooking the yard. The owners splurged on wide oak plank flooring with a matte finish, which gives the house a Nordic feel and marries well with the natural palette of black metal windows, walnut cabinets, and creamy white walls painted Benjamin This page: The master bedroom is atop the kitchen wing and benefits from three exposures of natural light and an extra measure of privacy from the children's rooms. "How would we give them what they wanted and make this house not feel like a monster on the street?" —Jennifer Marsh, AIA 58 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 2, 2019 DESIGN LAB CONSCIOUS OF CONTEXT

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