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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its own character and view. And the guest house looks back up to a smaller mountain behind the view." The first big move—what you could call the jumping-off place—was the stunning cantilevered pool that appears to hurdle off the mountain and into the view. "We started with the pool and worked our way from there," says Robert. "Then, the house is positioned between the lawn and the rough." A special team handled the rock work for the swimming pool. "The only blasting we did was for the pool," Robert recalls. "To get the pool to slice through that rock ledge, we had an explosive artist. They drilled a series of holes around where the edge would be, then slowly blasted off layers until they got the slices where the pool should be. And when cracks in the rock would emerge where they didn't want them, they would fill them with epoxy. It was the closest you can get to an art form in explosives." Above and right: A double-height chimney pierces the roof and rises through skylights, its mica-speckled stone shimmering in the light. 50 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 1, 2018 DESIGN LAB PRIVATE OASIS

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