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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Brian's solution was to nail ⅝-inch plywood strips to the top of the double 2x12s, which left a gap that the fin- ished ceiling paneling could slide into after the wiring was inspected. "There is another layer of framing perpendic- ular to the 2x12s where the insulation and electrical live," Renée says. "So it's like a double system. The electrical was installed, then inspected, then sprayed with foam, and the bottom of the cavity is the finished plywood slipped in from below." Under this inviting canopy, the open- plan living space contains a kitchen with oak shelves and walnut millwork cabinets in the same rustic grade as the flooring. The island top is oak butcher block, juxtaposed with a poured con- crete countertop along the back wall. The loft above the kitchen, accessible by ladder, is a dedicated art studio. Echoing the grate decking outside, its railing is composed of steel T posts with welded wire grid infill. The living area's deconstructed effect gives the outdoors its due and makes everyone feel like they can put their feet up. This is true in the master suite, too. "She said she wants to feel like she's showering outdoors, but you can't do that in this climate, so we designed the next best thing," Renée says. Occu- pying a corner with floor-to-ceiling windows, the shower and tub sit direct- ly in the bedroom and are enclosed with glass, so that they take in long-distance views to the south and forest views to the north and east. The cabins' simplicity, form, and function allow the family to come together and relax. This page: Baltic birch raw plywood ceiling panels absorb glare from windows. In some areas, the panels are atop pairs of 2-inch-by-12-inch rafters—with a reveal between them to lighten the look. 84 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2019 DESIGN LAB CLIMATE CHAMELEONS

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