Residential Design

VOL.3 2018

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

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ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY CUSTOM RESIDENCES Underhill ARCHITECT: BATES MASI + ARCHITECTS LOCATION: MATINECOCK, N.Y. PROJECT SIZE: 6,340 square feet Inspired by the history of the location, an early Quaker settlement, the design of this family home is based on the tenets of simplicity, humility, and inner focus. The house is broken into a series of modest gabled structures, each focused inward on its own garden courtyard instead of out to the surrounding neighbors. Every interior space is connected to the exterior on two sides. From selected vantage points, one may see across multiple spaces and courtyards to framed views beyond. Each volume has a sculpted roof that funnels light and air into the center of the structure. The detailing of materials articulates this organization. Oak floor and ceiling boards radiate out- wards from each center courtyard. Metal straps on the ceiling further emphasize this geometry and act as a device to organize lighting and audiovisual equipment throughout the house. The Quaker values of simplicity and craft tie the new home to the community.—Bates Masi Photos: Michael Moran Photography 24 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2018 AWARDS

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