Residential Design

VOL4 2019

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

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outside face and ran the frame past the thickness of the wall, 16 inches. So the frame is now on the outside. All we had to do was come up with a custom cap on the outside so it wouldn't have any exposure on that corner. We worked with the window manufacturer. Once you ask a question and try to figure it out, it's pretty amazing how you can come up with a solution." What's more, the back corner has solid brick above and glass below, and as you turn the corner, the materials switch to a glass window above and brick below. "The horizontal line above the glass in the living room and the garage form that pops out is absolutely perfect around the building," Larry says. "That's our interpretation of a Miesian corner." That rigor extends to the garage detailing. Its door is integrated with the cement panels, which were installed as a rainscreen on the back of the house. While flush or pivot garage doors can cost $12,000 or so, Mark's workaround was to install a standard door on custom double tracks. "The top wheel goes into a track that pushes it all the way out flush," Larry says. "It's very clever; now I use it all the time. You weigh a lot of decisions against the cost. Mark went above and beyond the call of duty to make it all work out properly." This page: At the back of the house, the garage hides behind cement panels, integrating with rear fa├žade. The interior brick wall terminates a window-frame width from the outside face. The design team devised a custom cap to protect the corner. 38 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 4, 2019 CASE STUDY

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