The idea of Open House is to create a 3,700 square foot compound of buildings with barrier-free access to all areas, without harming the natural topography of the site. The buildings form an arc at level grade. Two main buildings separate the public areas from the private areas. A third building defines the garage and a fourth serves as an entry vestibule. The composition and massing of these buildings forms a private enclave intended to allow the public spaces an opportunity to fully open onto the sculpted site. Each space within the buildings further manipulates volume and scale by alternating between a sense of compression and a sense of openness.

Each building is subtly defined by material, color, size, or finish. The most public building is the tallest; clad in dark-brown, stacked-bond, emperor-size brick. The most private building is for the bedrooms; clad in light-brown, running-bond, closure-size brick. The garage building is constructed in white running bond CMU and also serves as a lantern of light to the outdoor patio. The entry vestibule is constructed in cast-in-place concrete which compresses the space before entering into the main living space. These shifts in tone, pattern, and volume create a hierarchy from formal to informal, from dark to light, and from enclosed to open.

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Modern home with Exterior, Green Roof Material, House Building Type, Brick Siding Material, Glass Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo  of Open House
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Green Roof Material, Brick Siding Material, Glass Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 2 of Open House
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Green Roof Material, Brick Siding Material, Glass Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 3 of Open House
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Brick Siding Material, Green Roof Material, Glass Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 4 of Open House
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Green Roof Material, Glass Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and Brick Siding Material. Photo 5 of Open House
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Glass Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and Brick Siding Material. Photo 6 of Open House
Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Sofa, End Tables, Coffee Tables, Ceiling Lighting, Concrete Floor, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Photo 7 of Open House
Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Sofa, End Tables, Coffee Tables, Bookcase, Ottomans, Recessed Lighting, and Concrete Floor. Photo 8 of Open House
Modern home with Kitchen, Refrigerator, Wall Oven, Cooktops, Dishwasher, Engineered Quartz Counter, White Cabinet, Range Hood, Laminate Cabinet, Concrete Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Undermount Sink. Photo 9 of Open House
Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Ceiling Lighting, and Recessed Lighting. Photo 10 of Open House
Modern home with Concrete Floor, Undermount Sink, Ceiling Lighting, and Recessed Lighting. Photo 11 of Open House
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Photo 13 of Open House modern home
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Green Roof Material, Brick Siding Material, Glass Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 14 of Open House
Modern home with Exterior, Green Roof Material, Brick Siding Material, Glass Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 15 of Open House
Modern home with Concrete Floor. Photo 16 of Open House
Landscape Design
  • BHBG
Builder
  • Hallison Construction
Photographer
  • Jason Franz

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 3
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Square Feet
  • 3700