This project is the Architect’s personal home. Serving a family of 6 children with 4 still at home, a balance needed to be struck between present and future space needs. The primary form-giver was a desire to capture a panoramic view of the creek with a wall of windows under a deep overhang that would allow passive heating in winter but keep the sun out in summer.The space organization of the interior allows the primary spaces (living, dining & kitchen) to take advantage of these views.
The organization of the street-facing façade presents an understated entry door in a sheltered recess. A passage to the left allows visitors to come and go to the patio/ pool areas without having to go thru the house. The pool area is raised above surrounding grade so that the retaining wall becomes the safety barrier- thus eliminating the need for a fence that would have otherwise impeded the view to the creek. Weathering steel planter boxes also serve this safety function.
The family’s lifestyle is very active. Indoor & outdoor social activities are persistent year-round. The shading elements, pool and fire table featuressupport usage thru seasonal temperature cycles. The openness thru the window-wall allows activities that can break into groups but still feel connected.
Material Used :
1. Marvin Windows - Windows & Doors
2. Merchant & Evans/ Zip-Rib - Metal Siding
3. Arriscraft - Contemporary Brick
4. Advantage Lumber - Wood Shiplap Siding & Soffits
5. Kohler - Faucets & Fixtures
6. Bain Ultra - Tub
7. Artisan Hardware - Steel Rolling Door
8. Kitchenaid - Kitchen Appliances
9. Fluxwerx - Pendants in Kitchen & Dining
10. Foscarini - Light Fixture in Living Room
11. Dura Supreme - Kitchen Cabinets
12. Majestic - Fireplace
13. Mohawk - Metal Tile
14. Rush River Stone Studios - Black Travertine