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A large slider opens onto a small courtyard and the outdoors. The lounge chairs and ottoman are by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller and the Rivet side table is from Frama.
The 2020 Living Vehicle’s new folding stair system is rated for several hundred pounds and comes with adjustable legs.
The screened-in porch leads into an open great one on one half of the structure.
The exterior is clad in Galvalume siding, a workaday, weather-resistant material that gives the facade a shimmer that varies depending on the light.
The home spreads out from a courtyard garden in a shape that resembles a hand traced on a sheet of paper. The structure of each “finger” nods to the traditional gable-sided barns that dot the area.
The exterior walls are made almost entirely of seven-foot-square sliders. The Windows and sliding glass doors are by Arcadia.
Brick continues from the interior of the home to the exterior, emphasizing indoor/outdoor living. Some of the bricks were salvaged from demolition— but to get the quantity required for overall development, the couple worked closely with London Reclaimed Brick Merchants.
“The sliding doors add to the ground-floor layout, especially in the summer where you can open up the whole space into the garden and the studio. It works so well, and makes us want to stay in London for most of the summer months.”
A sliding door connects the master bedroom to the backyard, where an alfresco outdoor entertaining area and outdoor shower are located.
The design team took down interior walls and replaced the floors with dark plank vinyl.
Bedrooms bookend the living space in the middle.
After: Now, vertical strips of wood from American tulip trees accentuate the height of the entry wall and surrounds the new backyard access, with glass that mimics the window shapes on either side. The ropes are in place to ring the bell in the tower.
Originally built in 1977, and remodeled in 2000 by Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig, this expansive home is located in The Highlands, a cooperative community in Shoreline, Washington. The home's spacious interiors connect to the outdoors with immense pivot doors, and floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the surrounding forest. Much of the home—including the soaring library-like bookshelves—is constructed of mahogany sourced from Benaroya Hall—the home of the Seattle Symphony. The property also includes a finished basement, a heated pool, and fruit trees.
"It was rundown, dark, and divided," recalls Masaaki of his first impression of the warehouse, the ground floor of a multistory apartment building. But after some thought, Masaaki, a Japanese-born architect, and Esther, an artist from Minorca, realized that owning the combined 2,700 square feet would allow them to headquarter Mas-aqui, the architecture and design firm they were planning to start, on-site. They bought the property and within months transformed it into a bright, modern live/work space.
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Built into a steep slope, this contemporary spec house hopes to raise the bar for hillside development in Los Angeles. The lower-level ADU can be used as an office, fourth bedroom, guest room for Grandma and Grandpa, or a suite for a possible tenant.
“People have a real obsession with putting things on the water,” says Campos. “They feel as though they paid for ocean or something, and they just need to stare at the ocean. And, I think that they really miss any opportunity to have a bit of foreground.”
Poured-in-place concrete walls surround the courtyard and are contrasted with a steel gate designed by McCuen and painted blue-grey. The gate allows glimpses inside the garden, but doesn’t compromise privacy for the residents.
A honed basalt walkway leads to the re-imagined front door.
The basement level features a game room that seamlessly opens to the deck. “The architecture isn’t loud. It’s all about the beach and being together, whether you’re in the kitchen, reading a book, or playing a game,” says Montalba.
Expansive sliding doors create a breezy space.
A garage-style door separates the patio from the street.
Massive glass doors slide open to allow cooling cross breezes to blow straight through the home.
The vestibule is new, but attention to detail helps it blend in with the old. "Molding, casings, and wall paneling was replicated and reinstalled to create a new opening that looked like it had always been there," says Urban Pioneering Architecture. The glass door with the decorative metalwork is from Irreplaceable Artifacts, and the tile is the Circulos pattern from the Cement Tile Shop.
The two bedrooms are located down the hallway from the common areas. Each room has its own fully equipped bathroom.
A glass-encased entrance hallway extends outward to meet guests before leading to the central tower and staircase.
Via Media Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photo by Leonid Furmansky
The gate, opening onto the entry courtyard, serves as the pavilion's front door.
Measuring 150 square feet, the terrace is also comprised of a steel structure. The decking was made from untreated chestnut.
The subdued palette blends warm timber tones with white interiors and stone accents.
Hence it touches the instincts of the viewer, it is not linear, it is multifaceted perception that reaches out from the walls, transforming a residential building into a sculpture.
The shiny finishing of the crimson red facade reflects the sky appearing blue as one approaches the building and looks at it from below.
The home explores the dark/light contrast found in traditional Japanese architecture and plays with shadow and light.
A deck at the entry wraps an existing tree. The charred wood exterior contrasts sharply with the blonde wood interior.
White oak cabinetry features throughout the Weave house—including in the marble-clad master bathroom. The walk-in shower area with a copper soaking tub transforms from a private retreat to an outdoor experience with a pivoting door, custom built by Identity Construction.
The custom sliding laundry room door by Dotzler Designs was made from glass and steel to allow natural light into the laundry room, and doubles as a ladder to access storage space above.
An oversized entrance door leads to an angled hallway that obscures views to create an element of surprise. The Vollen bench in Custom Red Lacquer is from Chadhaus.
"The house was already modern, so revisioning it as a traditional New Orleans house would have required tearing it down," Troyer says. "The eight-foot ceiling height of a typical ranch house can not be easily changed to 11- or 12-foot ceilings, which are typical for historic housing." In the new living area, screen doors showcase the garden.
A view from the outdoor patio into the living space. All cabinetry is pine wood.
The translucent sliding bathroom door allows light to filter through.
Fitted with glass, a massive arched pivot door, made by Much More than a Window, provides access to the outdoor patio.
The entrance to the triplex.
"To me, good design is about the ‘less is more’ approach," says O’Reilly.
The "ceiling" of the courtyard is composed of a panel of gridded metal, which draws sunlight down from the upper levels.
The vaulted doors lead out to a courtyard.
Albareda fitted the large vaulted openings in the basement with glass doors.
An Indusparquet wood deck extends into the forest.
The home's unique spiral staircase can be seen through the home's exterior expression.
The entrance to the house.
The floor-to-ceiling windows at either end of a Seattle boathouse allow light to stream through the entire 1,000-square-foot space.
Natural light brightens the living areas when the glazed doors to the terrace are opened.
Large sliding glass doors open the living room up to the outdoors, blurring the boundary between inside and outside.
The view from outside into the studio. The lighting is by Artemide and the windows are by Alumicor.

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