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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the understanding that they didn't want busyness or complexity—only what they needed and no more," Amy says. "Simplification for them is that they can live in just that one block of house, and the guest block can be closed off." Layered Logic That sense of restraint guided the interior design, too. A continuous wood ceiling slopes up to the west, warming the steel-and-glass superstructure. Be- neath the floating ceiling, partial-height partitions bookend the open living space. On the north side, the kitchen's maple cabinetry divides the living area from the office behind it. At the other end of the house, reclaimed redwood planking and sliding screens zone off the master bedroom and master bath, whose glass lid provides acoustical privacy while allowing the main ceiling to hover above it. Since this land is pretty far from the nearest utility pole, all of the house's power needs are supplied by an 8-kW- hour photovoltaic array installed on the south-facing hill below the house. The electrical load is low, however, thanks to the building's broad overhangs, roll- ing shade screens, and cross-ventilation, eliminating the need for air condition- ing. Another resource-efficient move was the radiant-heated concrete slab floor, installed in a single pour thanks This page: A pair of redwood sliding doors separates the master bedroom from the hall and master bath. The home's modest electrical needs are supplied by a solar array placed on a south-facing hill. 73 VOL. 3, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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