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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the outdoors. Glass doors that open onto decks, making it feel like it's all a big porch. These clients have so many friends in the neighborhood, it was real- ly important to them to have the house as open as possible. Neighbors come over all the time." So, although there's a proper entry door off to one side of the house, the true beacon of welcome is a set of sliding doors that link the great room to the street. On the other side of the room, a matching slider opens onto the back deck and ocean. Two of the bedrooms are located on the main floor and share the only bathroom for the level; various mechan- ical systems that would otherwise go in a basement or crawl space are here as well. On the second level is a central family room, two smaller bedrooms that share a bathroom, and the master suite and master bath. A balcony runs Clockwise from above: If you live at the beach, sand will come into the house. Viola likes to mitigate the problem with decks that lift off the ground and with light-colored, forgiving flooring. 43 VOL. 1, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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