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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Lightbox Solidity and transparency conspire to trip a little light fantastic. In the central, tent-like space, five standard Velux skylights were engineered to cre- ate 4-foot-by-20-foot openings where the two interior walls meet the ceiling. "We slid them all the way to the edges so that those masses on either side could feel like they were going up into the skylights," Colleen says. A large round skylight in the middle heightens the sense that the ceiling is floating. Upstairs, a bridge crosses the courtyard from one side of the house to the other along the front façade. In another nod to Moroccan houses, this two-story wall is fitted with mahoga- ny louvers, matching the material on the volume's exterior side elevations. of the first floor rooms are generous, nonspecific spaces," she says. "For the middle volume to feel like a court- yard, we had to go as big as we could; otherwise it would feel like a space to move through. The main room is 20 by 20 feet. The entry is 10 or 11 feet deep and can be connected to the living room when the sliding screens are open." Adds Mark: "The mesh screens can stack—open in the middle for a party so people can come blasting into the room, or they can open on the side. They're a big toy, in a way." Colleen worked with fabricators to produce the delicate GKD scrims. "They're made of gold and silver material woven together, turned in alternating directions so you get a dif- ferent look depending on the side you're on," she says. This page: On the second level, a bridge leads to the master bedroom at one end and guest bedrooms at the other. A mahogany screen shields views of the street. Across the living room, the office hangs over the rear porch, pulling in light and views from multiple directions. 73 VOL. 4, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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