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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maintains cherished views of the estuary from the road. In fact, his substitution of low-growing tidal grasses for an existing tall hedge further opened up the vista. Seventy-five feet long, the house is organized into five 15-foot-long zones with a 9-by-7.5-foot window centered on each section. The expansive windows should be able to ride out any storms, thanks to roll-up storm shutters hidden behind the cross-bracing that allow the house to be closed up like a box. The oversized ipe X's between the bays play a minor role in bracing for the house and echo the old trolley trestle over the chan- nel (the pilings are all that remain). "The diagonal braces are sources of wonder because they make everyone think about what they do—people do ask," he says. "Architecturally, they change the scale of the exterior. I studied a number of different options. Every time I drew the X's, they felt good." Intrigued by the apparatuses of old industrial buildings, he also designed the metal con- nectors that read as decorative accents. This page: Bruce chose materials that would show wear and change over time— copper, salvaged barn woods, weathered steel—to add warmth and character to the house. 81 VOL. 3, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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