Residential Design

Vol 1, 2018

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

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they'll dream of when they're back at their primary house. While half the couple knew Cape Cod intimately, the other half is from the Midwest where a different set of associations spell home. "That's why we grabbed that Nebraska snow fencing and used it on the walls," says Jill. The boys will also miss their very own glamp when summer comes to a close. Theirs is located in the woods, a stone's throw and a world away from the main house. "We furnish them with bean bags and rugs. They become an outpost room," Jill explains. "We'd like to do even more of these rooms, be- cause they really help take the summer pressure off the house and they do so inexpensively. It can cost $100,000 to do an extra bedroom here." The boys' glamp is made of a special canvas the firm sources from Story Core What never gets lost on the journey is the story line. The dialogue between story and site was the topic of her Master's thesis, and that conversational thread continues through every project the firm takes on—large job or small, old house or new. The narrative builds from the clients, their history, the place, the community. For the recently completed Buzzards Bay Residence, what began as a story of anger and angst became an important leitmotif in the design. The clients, who had a longtime vacation home in Fal- mouth, bought the property next door, planning to build a new modern home for themselves and pass the existing home on to their children. Then, they learned a grove of spindly, crooked trees that blocked a view of the bay for the new house is protected. Left: Truro Beach House marked a perfect alignment of clients, site, and budget. The house has geothermal heating and cooling, a residential wind turbine, and solar panels. But view, site, and architecture are the memory-makers. Denver and is free of toxins, an aspect Jill scrutinizes in all the materials she specifies. Healthy materials, energy ef- ficient design, and responsibly sourced products are givens on every project, whether or not the clients ask for them. "I come from a family where we lean into social consciousness. And, for the most part, our clients also want to be leaders in this way," she says. "When you're building a new second home, you can build a better box and you should. Our evolution was in looking at the components. If we're building a better box that conserves energy and is really tight, why are we still putting in these toxins? And why contribute to deforestation, when we can use FSC materials? It became these tiers, and at the center is the sweet spot—and that's the client. I get to bring my clients along on this journey." Photo: Durston Saylor 16 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 1, 2018 PRO-FILE DESIGN

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