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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foam roof on a plywood deck and has gravel on that. It provides great insulation value. This is what people do in the area because it works well and is very durable." When clients balk at the idea of flat roofs and possible leaking, Scott puts their minds at ease with this factoid: "I always use the example of Walmart and Target. Would they build all those flat-roof build- ings if they leaked all the time?" Big-box lessons aside, flat roofs are the prevailing style in Santa Fe's adobe and Pueblo Revival styles. There's something powerful about letting the surrounding mountains have the peaks and valleys to themselves. Another charming aspect of adobe construction is its hefty roof beams, or vigas. Typically, they were left exposed inside and continued through exterior walls. For Sundial House, Scott has evoked the tradition but with Glulam beams given a dark stain and kept inside the interior envelope. A narrow skylight runs 125 feet along the length of the roof. It casts shadows down through the Glulam beams and over the chunky reliefs of the board-formed concrete walls. "You can almost tell the time of day by the progression of the light," says Scott. "There's a nice progres- sion of sunlight through the house, not unlike a sundial. It's just beautiful." A carefully controlled palette of white oak covers the floors over a hydronic radiant heating system and appears in rift- sawn form in the custom kitchen cabinets, the office built-ins located in the hallway, and the master bedroom. The same dark stain on the Glulams is applied to the oak floors. Says Scott, "We like the look of a consistent whole." BUILDING SECTION EAST/WEST EAST ELEVATION FLOOR PLAN VOL. 3, 2017 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM 67

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