Residential Design

Vol. 3, 2017

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

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D AB the single-story kitchen area is like that space at summer camp where everyone came together to dine." In the main room, a double Rumford fireplace divides living area and screen porch (a single-height space). On the living side, it's finely executed with stone and wood trim. On the screened porch side, it's more rustic—just stone and a simple mantel. The stone is the same used for the exterior landscape walls. Instead of exposed joists in the living area, Jeremiah elected to use his engineer's "stainless-cable and pull-truss" system. "I didn't want the heavy beam thing hanging over you." The ceiling is elegantly finished in fir panels and given a light wash to help brighten the space. bedroom wing and the public spaces of the house, is part of the lowered roof run, so the view through it is compressed. There's still much more to see if you continue through the house and on to the back deck. "A sense of belonging to the lake im- mediately was important," says Jeremiah. Dining Hall To the right of the entry hall are the kitchen and dining areas, and the family's mud- room entry. All are single-height spaces. Moving on toward the water views is the big, open living room –a "story-and-a- half volume." Says Jeremiah, "One could make the argument that it feels like two different buildings connected—the bed- room wing and the public wing, and that The screened porch, on the other hand, is permitted the "heavy beam thing." Fir joists continue through the room to the outdoors, forming the structure of the roof overhang. The flooring is ipe, like the deck, but stained to hold its color. The wood used for the screen structure is mahogany. "This is one of the most colorful proj- ects we've done," says Jeremiah, "because of this mix of the natural mahogany trellis, ipe deck, shingles that are a subtle green, a deeper green metal roof, clear wood shingles. They all add up to a pal- ette that looks very natural. It fits right in with the evergreens and the birch trees. And in the fall, when the leaves turn, it stands out." 58 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2017

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