Residential Design

VOL.2 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 new rear courtyard addresses some of that—the original house had extended all the way to the back of the lot. The footprint of the outdoor space is now "nearly the same size as the house," says David. Standing in the courtyard, you can see the traces of paint left by the old house on neighboring walls—a kind of pentimento of the original. To recapture some of the square footage lost to the court- yard, David tucked the family quarters under the patio, and carved a skylight out of the pavers for natural light. "We raised the courtyard up a floor, and placed the formal main living room and dining room on the second floor," he explains. The formal level serves as piano nobile, accessed by the grand glass stair. There's also a basement level with storage, exercise room, and a family gaming space. The first floor has a large kitchen, informal dining room, family room, and study. Top and above: Carefully detailed fireplace surrounds in the master bedroom and living room elevate their prefab inserts. The steel windows are correct for the neighborhood. 39 VOL. 2, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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