Negotiating an extremely steep site with panoramic views of Two Rivers Park, this multi-level home was designed to comfortably accommodate a family of four while incorporating the periodic need to entertain. Emphasis was given to maximizing view while exhibiting restraint in its design aesthetic.
The home was realized as a narrow twenty-two foot bar, anchored by stone into the hillside. This maximizes view, allowing each space to align linearly along the panorama and its ambient north light. The stone wall serves as both a visual anchor and a physical barrier between the public entry and private living spaces. The material palate was limited to stone, steel and glass, with deliberate emphasis given to exterior views for color, and landscape for accent.
The home is entered at the Upper level Gallery, a largely transparent form that affronts the stone wall and transitions into a vertical communicating stair connecting each level of the house. This Gallery interconnects the public entertaining spaces on the Upper Level - Living, Dining and Kitchen. The Middle level incorporates the Master Suite, Family Room and Guest Bedroom, while the Lower level contains the children’s suite, with two bedrooms and a shared bath.
The house incorporates sustainable initiatives through the use of recycled content, LED lighting, foam insulation, energy-star appliances, and high-performance mechanical systems.
Restrained in both form and finish, the design intentionally sidesteps trendy forms, colors and finishes in an effort to create a sophisticated, timeless residence incorporating the Modern design sensibilities of its owners.