Residential Design

Vol 4, 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 Beacons in the Night On the exterior, the engineered lap siding wraps the main house. "The garage and pool house are a board-and-batten that matches the profile of the existing build- ings. It's almost an ogee," Jean says. Lap siding is, of course, traditional, but its modern progeny, engineered board, is a step forward in longevity and ease of maintenance. A metal roof caps the side porch, which shades the living room from southwest sun and eliminates the need for window coverings on the private, 10-acre property. "It is the perfect prospect and refuge," she says. The metal is farmhouse ver- nacular, but the way the porch sits up on short piers and the tight orchestration of how other portions of the house connect to foundation and ground are distinctly modern. "The piers involve a lot more concrete work, but they allow us to line up the porch columns. The columns are just painted timbers with checks in them, which is a little more rustic," she says. Limiting the sizes and shapes of fen- estration is another contemporary move. For the grand stair and entry hall, they are ganged at the main gable end and stacked three-units high. The stair climbs up from the lower level (not visible from the exterior) to the main level, onto a landing, and then up to the second level. A loft on the second level sitting room is open to the stair volume, borrowing natural light from its wall of windows. The stair is a centerpiece of the de- sign, and not just for its windows. Its steel stringers and continuous raw steel handrail were fabricated by a local 70 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM VOL. 4, 2017

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