Residential Design

VOL3 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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view from the main house. Recessing the pool house's first floor also pre- served the water view from the main house's guest room. The upper portion of the pool house is clad in horizontal cedar boards in varying heights and depths—a salute to local building vernacular. No Surprises This was Vibeke's first foray into building a finished-concrete project, and there was a learning curve. "What I discovered was that I wanted to artic- ulate the façade in such a manner that thought was brought into it," she says. "I had to work with the foreman to see if he could do what I wanted without making it more expensive." The main house's entry bumps out to announce itself, piercing through the 12-foot-deep porch canopy. The canopy's steel plates are embedded in the wall structure "so that the whole house acts as a counterbalance for these little wings on both sides of the house," Vibeke says. Their textured, ¼-inch wire glass shades the terrace and inte- riors. Conversely, when the sun's low angle warmed the 8-inch-thick concrete floors last winter, the interior tempera- ture stayed around 65 degrees without turning on the heat, she says. A minimal material palette aligns with the house's goals: marble or glass tile in the kitchen and baths because "it's a soft look and they are environmentally friendly," thick white lacquered matte kitchen cabinets with integrated pulls, and a honed flamed-granite kitchen counter that "feels like travertine," she says. This page: Parking for two cars is provided on the ground level of the combination pool/guest house. When not occupied by guests, the main level serves as a work area for Vibeke's time at the beach. 64 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2019 DESIGN LAB CLIMATE CHAMELEONS

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