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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Cultural Connection Likewise, the interior could not be more subtle or succinct. The owner never cooks or eats at home, so the kitchen is fully concealed, all appliances tucked behind white-painted wood panels 10 feet high. "The doors are the tallest solid-core doors we could find; they pivot in different directions, and the mid- dle section encloses the range," Mark says. Bar stools, clad in the same white Caesarstone as the bar, slide in flush and disappear when not in use. Nearby, floating stairs come out of the floor in concrete and meet the folded steel stair coming down, "so you've got something heavy going up and something light hanging down," Larry says. It rises to a bookshelf-lined hallway connecting the master suite and guest room at opposite ends of the house. The master suite spans along the back of the house, divided only by a floor-to-ceiling bed headboard with vanities behind it. Cabinetry runs top to bottom along the inner wall, but light floods in through glass in the outer parapet wall. This room also steps out to a private deck on the garage roof. By deploying a prosaic, history-laden local material in a spontaneous way, the design dramatizes the architectural ex- perience of life at home. And it does so without upstaging the street. Larry's version bows enthusiastically to this legacy— not primarily as an object, he says, "but an experience that lasts well beyond the physical presence of the building." A diagonal path to the front entry activates the experience of motion in the undulating façade. Stands of thickly planted native grasses soften the transition from the built to the natural environment and, as the breeze blows, sway in concert with the twisting columns of brick. 40 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 4, 2019 CASE STUDY

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