A husband and wife with two young daughters were ready to make a change, but they couldn’t find a home with a setting equal to their existing property. "Nothing compared to what we had—we’re at the end of a cul-de-sac on a river, and we can hear the water while sitting outside," says owner Amy Diehl. "After viewing many open houses, we decided we needed to stay."
When Amy got in touch with Michael Scro of Z+ Architects, she told him the family wanted to start from scratch instead of renovate. "They sought a contemporary home with an open floor plan and a variety of levels throughout," Scro says. "They wanted places to gather as a family, but also retreat to as individuals."
"Due to the shape of the lot, the house had to sit near an embankment," says Scro, who worked with unusual dimensions to accommodate the siting. His solution was to create separate wings for what he calls individual yet intertwined moments in the home. "The wine room served as one of these moments, acting as the hinge between the dining, kitchen, and family rooms," he says. "The glazing makes it very present, but still feel delicate."
Scro and his team used A Series windows and doors from Andersen for all the home’s openings. "The cladding, along with the narrow profiles, appealed to the client and were the perfect solution," says Scro. The result is a minimal yet richly articulated dwelling, where every room feels slightly different from the next—the perfect solution for a family seeking change.
"We love the light coming through the windows around the whole house," Diehl says. "All of the ceilings on the second floor are pitched differently, so each room has its own identity while the house is still cohesive. No part of it is wasted."
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