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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Getting Out One of the easy traps to fall into with second-home design is thinking first and foremost about the interior spaces. This can cause rooms to bloat and the entire program to emphasize the wrong design goal. The aim of the second house is not to carve out the usual laundry list of living spaces—the higher purpose is to connect to a special site and facilitate a kind of lifestyle that is uniquely of that place. Here, architect Tim Cuppett's agenda was to expel people from the house and compel them to go enjoy na- ture, fresh air, and active pursuits. To that end, he and firm partner David Kilpatrick, AIA, divided the program into a series of component buildings. There's a main house with a partial second level for a bunkroom, two guest cottages with sleeping lofts, and a garage with an art space and meditation room above. They're linked by a series of bridges, so kids can run barefoot and avoid the creepy crawly things below. The road to the property parallels the river. All the buildings on-site are carefully rotated to take in long views to the river and avoid views of adjacent neighbors. "We are always looking beyond the other building sites," says Tim. "We're always looking across the floodplain." That makes the property live even larger than its 2.8 acres. This page: Dramatic punches of color appear in the kitchen and pantry, with appliances playing star roles. Specially sourced wallpaper and textiles connect the new home to the region's farmhouse heritage. 48 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 4, 2019 DESIGN LAB THE VIEW HOUSE

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