A modern house on view property with 3,800 SF of living space and a 925 SF
detached garage. Primary materials include concrete, steel, and glass.
A concrete wall up to twenty-four feet high organizes the site and the
house: the garage, entry and service spaces are on the street side of the
wall, while providing privacy for the main living space which is a
curtain wall-enclosed pavilion. The wall is also the organizing
element for the circulation including the stairs with cantilevered steel
treads. Supported on steel frames and triangular steel trusses, the
roof swoops over the concrete wall capping the pavilion. Eight
by sixteen foot sections of the curtain wall pivot for ventilation. The stair has demountable guardrails which are
normally in place but were removed for the photographs.
The master bedroom is in a loft space
above the kitchen, while a family room, media room, children's bedrooms and bathrooms
occupy the daylight basement level. There is
additional living space above the garage accessible via stair or future elevator.
The general contractor was Charter Construction.
Garage completed October 2004.
Main residence completed 2009.