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This house by Dencity LLC allows glimpses from the front of the house right through to the lake and woodlands at the rear. Turn to pages 8-17. Photography by John Umberger. For over 30 years, architect Charles R Stinson has created dynamic homes in which line, light and space express a dynamic coexistence.

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CONTEMPORARY HOMES Applied geometry Setbacks, cutouts and a series of folded and overlapping planes help break down the apparent mass of this house, giving it a human scale and enhancing a sense of anticipation

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Exotic welcome Sculptural and airy, this residence achieves the feel of a grand hotel at a far-flung tropical desination

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AIA California Council Residential Design Awards Celebrating architects who shape the landscape of home and apartment design across the state

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REGIONAL VERNACULAR What lies beyond Hidden in the heart of the Santa Lucia Preserve, this house was inspired by the original Spanish hacienda owned by the Oppenheimer family

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Back to basics With its simple building forms, modest scale and recognizable materials, this house has a comfortable, inviting presence – and an architectural style that references the traditional farmhouses on Martha’s Vineyard

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LARGE RURAL HOMES Far horizons Though situated on a sprawling New Zealand site, this property’s heart lies on an Eastern shore

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Married to the land This gleaming wood-and-glass residence downplays its presence in deference to the Rocky Mountain surroundings

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INTERIOR PRODUCTS A home is more than walls, roof and windows. It’s also about comfort and day-to-day living. We present a number of interior products that meet the expectations of today’s homeowners – and do it with style.

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INDOOR-OUTDOOR SPACES Entertaining outlook Dramatic views, flexible seating and shading, and strategic utilities all ensure this courtyard is ideal for hosting large or small numbers, rain or shine

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Tuscan with a twist This comprehensive remodel evokes the story of an old Italian villa shot through with contemporary accents – the emphasis here is on outdoor relaxation

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Everyone welcome This resort-style landscape is enhanced by a series of pools with cascading weirs, a tennis court and a pavilion with an outdoor kitchen

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Shore leave Perched atop a cliff overlooking the sea, this contemporary home provides a safe harbor for its inhabitants and their guests

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Outside the box Contemporary houses reflect a fresh perspective – a whole new way of looking at the way interior spaces relate to each other and the outdoors


Applied geometry Setbacks, cutouts and a series of folded and overlapping planes help break down the apparent mass of this house, giving it a human scale and enhancing a sense of anticipation

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Some settings are just so magical, you want to ensure every aspect of the view is maximized from all sides. But when the site needs to accommodate a large house, there is potential for a conflict of interests. The solution for this house, designed by Staffan Svenson of Dencity LLC, was to introduce a transparency to the architecture. This not only allows glimpses from the front of the house right through to the woodlands and lake at the rear, but also helps to reduce the perceived size of the building, says Svenson.

“The owners, Shelly Justice and Mike Kohlsdorf, had a preference for a low, horizontal house on the steeply sloping site, but the sheer mass of the house could have been overpowering.� To solve this potential problem, the architect designed three separate volumes, linking them via a central circulation spine that runs parallel to the contour of the hill. The central vertical volume accommodates the living areas, with a guest suite above, while the bedroom wing is on the right and the garage wing is on the left.

Preceding pages: Designed as a composition of overlapping rectilinear forms, this contemporary house is punctuated with cut-outs and windows that are aligned to allow a view right though to the trees and lake behind. Facing page: Extended eaves create interesting plays of light and shadow on the front facade. Long clerestory windows bring light into the garage and bedroom wings either side of the central volume, but don’t compromise privacy. Above: A bridge to the front door crosses a courtyard with a water feature within the wall.

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“There was a lot of manipulation of the geometry of the house, layering, folding and overlapping elements to help break down the mass,” says Svenson. “It stops the house from looking like a large box, and the shelves created by the overhangs reflect light back up to help lighten the overall look of the facade. “We also punctured the solid stone wall that curves right along the front of the garage wing and then slips inside the house. This cut-out allows a view right through the house – and through other

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cut-outs in the kitchen cabinets – to the lake on the other side. In fact, there is a considerable transparency to the entire central volume.” Svenson also created a strong sense of arrival, providing a bridge that crosses a void beside the front door, and adding a contemporary water feature to the wall. “There are spaces between the slabs of limestone on the bridge so you can see through to the void below,” he says. “With this house, there is always a sense of something lying beyond.”

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The void at the entry rises above a courtyard that leads off the room on the lower level. The architect says this not only creates a much more dramatic entry, but also helps to bring natural light into the downstairs living space, so it doesn’t feel submerged. A change in the material composition of the house adds further visual interest and helps to define the different functions within. A heavily ribbed curved Corten steel element at the front accommodates a powder room on the main level and a


bathroom below, while cypress siding defines the equally private bedroom wing. On the interior, the large, open-plan living space opens up to the view, with a double-height void above the kitchen adding to the sense of drama. “With most kitchens, we like to bring down the ceiling and create a more intimate space,” says Svenson. “Here, we did the opposite – we opened it right up. The owners were adamant they wanted a real wow factor.” Shelly Justice, who was responsible for

the interior design and furnishings, says that right from the start she wanted something different, a home that would be a conversation piece in its own right. “It needed to have a certain amount of sex appeal,” she says. “And I am not afraid of color – in fact, I love it. There is an eclectic look to the furnishings, with a lot of ’70s vintage pieces mixed in with new items. I treated every room differently, but there is a definite sense of flow.” Justice chose muted pink-toned high gloss cabinetry for the kitchen. The color

Above left and above: Architect Staffan Svenson created a double-height void above the kitchen. Rail lighting ensures the space is well illuminated at night. To enhance the wow factor in the large, open-plan living area, owner Shelly Justice introduced brightly striped armchairs and a vintage lounging chair, chrome coffee table and lamp from the 1970s. Top: The double-sided Montigo fireplace has a two-toned limestone plank surround. The fireplace and the full-height windows on either side maximize the views.

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Top: Glossy black tiles wrap the wall and extend across the floor, defining the dining area within the great room. The painting of wine bottles is by Thomas Arvid. Above: The master bedroom is a private retreat with a close-up view of the tree canopy. An extra-large sliding door opens up the room to the bathroom, which incorporates a large Toto Neorest soaking tub. Right: Designed as an outdoor room, the rear deck is on the other side of the double-sided fireplace. The wood side table was made from a fallen tree.

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complements the pink quartz countertops and the two-toned Surrey limestone planks on the fireplace surround. In keeping with the sense of transparency, the fireplace is double sided, which allows a view right through to the lake. Seating areas are highlighted by custom area rugs, with the dining area also defined by a black-tiled wall and floor. But despite the expansive glazing right through the house, wall space has also been maximized, to best highlight the owner’s extensive art collection.

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Architect: Staffan Svenson, Dencity LLC (Atlanta, GA) Interior designer: Shelly Justice, CMT Agency Structural engineer: PEC Structural Builder: Cablik Enterprises Cabinet company: Kingdom Woodworks, Inc Siding: Egyptian limestone from Marmi; cypress Roofing: Firestone Grey TPO Doors and windows: YKK Storefront in dark bronze Flooring: Italian limestone in living area; Zimbabwe wood from DuChateau Floors in master bedroom Dining room chandelier: Schonbek Da Vinci LED Swarovski crystal Heating: Carrier Dining room furniture: Roche Bobois Audiovisual and home automation systems: Digital Interiors, Inc; Crestron system control, Triad speakers, Samsung televisions, Lutron lighting control; Ademco security systems Blinds: Lutron shades Kitchen cabinets: Painted in Sherwin-Williams Chinchilla; manufactured by Kingdom Woodworks Inc Countertops: Leathered New Cambrian granite and Rose quartz from Marmi Backsplash: Repose glass veneer in the colour Reef, from Waterworks Fireplace: Montigo Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by John Umberger

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Left: The interlocking and overlapping architectural elements that define the front of the house continue on the rear elevation. From below, the house appears to reach out toward the lake. Canopies provide shelter for the outdoor living areas on the upper deck, ensuring these can be used for many months of the year.

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Exotic welcome Sculptural and airy, this residence achieves the feel of a grand hotel at a faraway tropical destination

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Reflection pools at the entry, followed by a double-height arrival volume with soaring feature walls and a dramatic glass bridge – this may all sound like walking into a five-star hotel, but imagine coming home to it on a daily basis. For this large, contemporary house, architects Robert Swatt and Steven Stept were asked to create just such an aesthetic. The owners also wanted the residence to have a casual, barefoot feel with strong indoor-outdoor connections – much like a vacation destination, says Swatt.


Above: This L-shaped house by architects Steven Stept and Robert Swatt achieves the look and feel of a relaxed South Sea luxury hotel. Deep cantilevered roof extensions, sheathed in mahogany boards at the central volume and white stucco at the wings, reinforce the overall horizontal composition of the house, visually dissolving the boundary between inside and out. Left: A massive heritage oak tree is appreciated from the rear terraces – in fact its location was a factor in the orientation of the house. More than 60 pine trees were removed to allow views from the living spaces down the valley.

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Upper level

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Top and above: 1 reflection pond, 2 entry, 3 living area, 4 dining area, 5 kitchen, 6 family room, 7 study, 8 home theatre, 9 guest room, 10 powder rooms, 11 deck, 12 pool, 13 master suite, 14 bridge, 15 bedroom, 16 children’s hallway, 17 master suite hallway, 18 library, 19 bathroom. Right: The central living area is stepped down from the main level, while the mahogany-clad library is suspended at the end of the space. The aluminum bridge was supplied as a preconstructed form and is supported by a steel framework. A skylight above runs along the same axis, slightly to the left.

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“Shaped in part by the lie of the land, and to optimize views of a giant oak and a picturesque valley, the design evolved into a simple L shape with two wings. Connecting the wings is a voluminous great room, rather like the lobby in a large hotel,� says Swatt. The choice of siding reflects the layout of the horizontally oriented residence. The two wings are clad in white stucco, providing counterpoints to the central mahogany-clad form that comprises the great room.

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Formal entry into the house is via a path of stepping stones that crosses a reflection pond. This creates a dramatic approach and leads to a pivoting entry door in solid mahogany. Steven Stept says that once inside, family and guests experience a two-story volume pierced by a floating glass bridge that connects the wings at the upper level. “With ceilings and two walls finished in Honduran mahogany, and other walls in floor-to-ceiling glass, the space calls to mind the indoor-outdoor lobbies of resort

Left: The generous use of stone grounds the residence visually, while wooden floors and mahogany feature walls and ceilings bring the exotic feel that the owners requested. The design creates long vistas and intriguing peeks through to other spaces. For example, the master suite hallway looks down into the living area. Top: The kitchen-breakfast area looks out to the front of the property and to the pool behind. Bifolding doors contribute to indoor-outdoor flow. Above: A textured surface on the inch-thick glass walkway provides privacy from below.

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hotels in the South Pacific,” says Swatt. “Another exciting aspect of the great room is a suspended mahogany box at one end, which houses the library. As with the bridge, this sculptural element encourages an observer to read and so appreciate the expansive volume. “Suspending the library within the space has the added advantage of lowering the ceiling height over the dining table and chairs, creating a sense of intimacy in this area,” says the architect. “Similarly, the sitting area is two steps down from the

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surrounding floor, so that it feels almost like a conversation pit, despite the size of the greater space.” The interior layout provides a degree of separation between adults and children. One wing includes the kitchen and family room on the first floor, with children’s bedrooms located on the upper level. The other wing has an office, media room and guest suite at the lower level, with the master suite on the level above. “The glass bridge connects the hall to the children’s rooms with the hallway to

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the master suite. There is also a side stair that runs from the children’s spaces down to the kitchen,” says Stept. “Accessed by glass doors from the living and dining areas, the media room, and the kitchen and family rooms, the rear of the house is designed for family living, with expansive terraces, lawn play areas, a patio and a large swimming pool.” “However, besides a strategic layout that provides a feeling of easy connection and separation, it is the material palette that brings about the relaxed ambiance


Architect: Robert Swatt FAIA, Steven Stept AIA, Swatt Miers Architects (Emeryville, CA) Structural engineer: Yu Strandberg Engineering Builder: Lencioni Construction Siding: Stucco in Brite White by Dryvit Roofing: Pami pebbles Doors and windows: Custom mahogany pivot entry door by Brothers Windows and Doors Skylights: O’Keefe’s Flooring: Terrazzo, custom blend, from Associated Terrazzo Wall coverings: Gypsum board Paints and varnishes: Benjamin Moore, Sikkens Lighting: Corelite, Lightolier, Alkco, iO, B-K Lighting, RSA Heating: Hydronic radiant floor heating Home theater consultant: Engineered Environments Furniture: Sofas by Minotti, kitchen chairs by BoConcept Blinds: Advanced Shading, Lutron Kitchen cabinetry: Arclinea Countertops: Quartz, IceStone Kitchen sink: Julien Faucets: Dornbracht Water dispenser: Mountain Plumbing Ventilation: Zephyr Microwave: Wolf Refrigeration: Thermador Dishwasher: Bosch Waste disposal: InSinkErator Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Tim Griffith

that the owners asked for,” says Swatt. “A feature wall at the end of the great room and most of the floor is finished in a custom-blend terrazzo stone. Cool under foot and easy to maintain, the stone anchors the building visually, while the cantilevered wings, a long skylight that runs congruently with the bridge, and the soaring central volume all contribute a light, almost flyaway aesthetic.”

Far left, top and above, and above: An elongated skylight floods natural light into the heart of the home and provides interesting shadow plays on the expanse of mahogany wall. Artworks break up the wall planes in a different way, providing points of color and focus within the design. Left: Overhangs on the entryway between two reflection ponds create the illusion of being on a bridge. The mahogany front door and external siding create a lush, natural ambiance.

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AIACC 2012 RESIDENTIAL DESIGN AWARDS Recognizing excellence in residential architecture and design The inaugural American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) Residential Design Awards program recognizes the best in residential architecture and design in the state of California, celebrating architects who shape the landscape of architecture and design throughout the state. Eligible projects included affordable housing units, condominiums, mobile residences, single family residences, and multi-family residences. Executive vice president of the AIA California Council Paul Welch Jr, Hon AIA, says the competition serves the important function of honoring Californian architects. “We are pleased to recognize these residential architects. Each of the projects demonstrates in a very tangible way the real value of good design.” This year’s awards, judged by a panel of architects and designers from throughout California and Washington, were open to architects and firms whose projects are located in California, as well as to Californian architects who have completed work elsewhere. Winners received Honor, Merit and Citation awards for their work, and in addition to a feature in Trends books and eBooks, winning projects will be featured in a traveling exhibition throughout California, open to the public at various AIA chapters.

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VALERIO DEWALT TRAIN ASSOCIATES HONOR AWARD UCSD Rita Atkinson Residences

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BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON HONOR AWARD Dry Creek Outbuildings

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LORCAN O’HERLIHY ARCHITECTS MERIT AWARD Flynn Mews House

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DAVID BAKER + PARTNERS MERIT AWARD Richardson Apartments

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AIDLIN DARLING DESIGN CITATION AWARD Paso Robles Residence

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DALY GENIK ARCHITECTS CITATION AWARD Venice House

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LORCAN O’HERLIHY ARCHITECTS CITATION AWARD Formosa 1140

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AIACC and Trends congratulate the winners for their innovative projects, each contributing to the idea and lifestyle of “California Living”. JURY Mary Johnston, FAIA Founding partner, Johnston Architects Tom Kundig, FAIA Principal, Olson Kundig Architects Elizabeth Ranieri, FAIA Founder and design principal, Kuth/Ranieri Architects Anni Tilt, AIA Principal, Arkin Tilt Architects

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HONOR AWARDS VALERIO DEWALT TRAIN ASSOCIATES – UCSD RITA ATKINSON RESIDENCES Designed as a focal point and transitional zone for the growing University of California San Diego (UCSD) medical campus, the Rita Atkinson Residences is a 226-unit housing development situated to complete the axis of a future academic mall. A dynamic connection with the mall is created through a deconstructed building symmetry that is formed by two L-shaped residential wings. This is a response to a campus plan that foresees the Residences as the visual terminus of an academic mall formed by four buildings on the medical campus. A green roof, designed as a gathering space, aligns vertically with the mall elevation, further reinforcing this connection. A large central courtyard provides recreation areas for residents and the campus as a whole. The design is a post-tensioned concrete frame, stucco-clad building with an urban loft aesthetic characterized by exposed concrete ceilings and finished concrete floors. This extends to the interiors, including public rooms, offices and apartments. Apartment units were designed to emphasize views of the exterior’s multilevel design and utilize natural ventilation. Living rooms and public spaces are double functioning – for example, the mail room is also a lounge, offering space for collaboration and community. The holistic design further connects public and private spaces, with the incorporation of the vibrant colors of the exterior into the interior design of the individual housing units. Jury Comments The jury praised the designers for their deft handling of a large building, ensuring that each space within the residence is individually considered as part of the whole. The jury also praised the understanding shown in the design’s nuanced shapes and spaces. In such a substantial building, this is often very difficult to execute but the architect does this with a skillful ease.

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ARCHITECT Valerio Dewalt Train Associates GENERAL CONTRACTOR Webcor Builders FURNITURE Searl Lamaster Howe LANDSCAPE KTU+A CIVIL ENGINEER RBF Consulting STRUCTURAL Hope Engineering MECHANICAL Acco Engineered Systems ELECTRICAL Sprig Electric PLUMBING McParlane Associates ACOUSTICS Charles M Salter Associates


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BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON – DRY CREEK OUTBUILDINGS Two simple structures – a cottage housing the living spaces and an office hosting the working component – replace existing buildings at the edge of Dry Creek between the public world of the entry drive and the private world of the forested creek. By rebuilding, a clear relationship was introduced between the structures, with improved functionality and a better response to the spectacular site. Material, structure, and craftsmanship play vital roles in these buildings. Solid wood-clad boxes face the entry drive, while the more private glazed living areas open up to the creek. The weathered cedar boxes contain a galley kitchen, bathrooms, an office and utility rooms, and delicate ribbon windows look towards views, introducing light and maintaining privacy. The language of the weathered cedar skin continues inside with Douglas fir siding and structure. Vertical grain Douglas fir rafters project from the cedar boxes, extending outwards, drawing the eye toward the oak trees and creek. A light steel frame extends along the glazed faces of the transparent pavilions, heightening the effect of the wood boxes and rafters. The simple, modest structures float softly into their surroundings, offering a quiet response to the environment.

ARCHITECT Bohlin Cywinski Jackson CONTRACTOR Van Acker Construction PROJECT/CONSTRUCTION MANAGER Rockridge Group LANDSCAPE Patrick Brennan & Co CIVIL ENGINEER Lea & Braze Engineering STRUCTURAL Umerani Associates STRUCTURAL GLASS ENGINEER Eckersley O’Callaghan MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING C&B Consulting Engineers GEOTECH Murray Engineers LIGHTING David Wilds Patton Lighting Design ACOUSTICS Charles M Salter Associates AUDIO VISUAL Altural Technologies, Inc

Jury Comments The jury remarked on the delicacy and modesty of the buildings in the landscape, particularly the way in which the buildings allow observers to experience the surrounding nature more than the architecture. The materials used in the floor, ceiling and walls form a dialogue, coming together in a beautifully crafted way.

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MERIT AWARDS LORCAN O’HERLIHY ARCHITECTS – FLYNN MEWS HOUSE This single family mews, in the heart of Dublin, Ireland on the site of an existing 1847 Georgian manor, incorporates a historically significant coach house facade. The local planning council requested that the existing facade be restored with only limited alterations and that views from the primary manor be maintained. Entering from the alley into the forecourt, the front facade, predominately composed of integral color board-formed concrete and glass, is highlighted by a white plaster passageway. The passageway gradually slopes downward, funneling guests through this initial volume and into a landscaped central courtyard. The coach house facade is reflected in the glass of the primary entrance. Juxtaposed between the facade and the contemporary floating glass curtain wall, a suspended glass and steel bridge connects the two volumes through an insertion into a widened existing opening of the facade. As part of the Dublin Green Building Pilot Program, the project incorporates sustainable measures through a holistic design approach. Solar panels are used for domestic water heating, while radiant floors utilize an underground heat pump system for gray water. Materials include stained concrete with recycled glass content, high performance insulated glass, and high-gloss plaster. Jury Comments The jury praised the way in which the new and the old architecture speak to one another in the bridge connecting the Georgian facade with the new structure. The architecture uses geometry successfully – a difficult undertaking when the design is constrained by issues such as historical preservation.

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ARCHITECT Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Casey O’Rourke & Associates GENERAL CONTRACTOR Oikos Builders, Inc EXECUTIVE ARCHITECT ODOS Architects LANDSCAPE Doyle Herman Design Associates


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DAVID BAKER + PARTNERS – RICHARDSON APARTMENTS This mixed-use modern SRO building in San Francisco provides 120 studio apartments for low-income, formerly homeless residents. The five-story sustainable infill development brings new life to the site of a collapsed freeway, providing green homes, street improvements and neighborhood retail. The design balances independence and security. The ground level includes a monitored air-lock lobby, management, clinic and counseling suite, courtyard, lounge, kitchen and laundry facilities. These day-lit spaces are visually accessible throughout, creating a layered transparency and sense of depth and openness. All units are close to the 300sq ft average to preserve feelings of equity. A courtyard, second-level deck and roof garden provide social opportunities and address community concerns about sidewalk loitering. The infill development helps mend the rift in the urban grid created by the earthquake-collapsed freeway. Eliminating the required 128 parking spaces maintained the perimeter and site for retail and social spaces. In the retail corner, a social-venture bakery will make training and jobs available to tenants and disabled neighbors. Additional retail spaces connect the building to a busy retail corridor. Well-lit sidewalks, permeable paving, street plantings, and bicycle racks are safe and active additions to the streetscape.

ARCHITECT David Baker & Partners ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT Baker Vilar Architects STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Structural Design Engineers ELECTRICAL ENGINEER Electrical Consulting Services MECHANICAL/PLUMBING Tommy Siu and Associates CIVIL ENGINEER Sandis GENERAL CONTRACTOR Cahill Contractors LANDSCAPE Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture ELECTRICAL FW Associates LIGHTING Horton Lees Brogden ACOUSTICS Wilson Ihrig & Associates

Jury Comments Much of the project’s success lies with the ease in which it fits into the cityscape and also the way it gives back to the city. The level of success and craft is apparent, and the project exceeds both in its interior public space and in the economy of its 300sq ft units.

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CITATION AWARDS AIDLIN DARLING DESIGN – PASO ROBLES RESIDENCE This rural home is situated on an 80-acre site in California’s Central Coast wine region. From layout to assembly details, the building responds to the extreme desert climate, the social dynamic of the family, and to the indoor/outdoor aspects of rural life. Jury Comments The jury noted the residence successfully embraces “Wright-ian” principles, as the house expands horizontally to open up and frame the view. Members also praised the commitment to green living and design.

ARCHITECT Aidlin Darling Design GENERAL CONTRACTOR Semmes & Co Builders LANDSCAPE DESIGN/BUILD Madrone Landscapes CIVIL ENGINEER Geo-West STRUCTURAL Berkeley Structural Design

DALY GENIK ARCHITECTS – VENICE HOUSE The Venice House considers site and structure to intensify the family’s use of house and pied-à-terre without reducing the privacy of each. The solution utilizes a perforated skin that wraps each building, providing privacy, filtered light and outdoor spaces.

ARCHITECT Daly Genik Architects GENERAL CONTRACTOR CA Construction LANDSCAPE Venice Studio Landscape Architecture STRUCTURAL Gilsanz Murray Steficek

Jury Comments The jury likened Venice House to a little laboratory for residential architecture. The project uses off-the-shelf materials to create an ephemeral design, and develops a dialogue between the two buildings.

JENSEN ARCHITECTS – WALDEN STUDIOS A concrete barn in scenic Sonoma County, CA, was transformed by inserting a new glass building inside its heavy exterior walls. The new structure uses frameless glass walls to create light-filled interior spaces, while large cutouts in the existing walls frame views of the surrounding vineyards. The new interior houses arts-related offices and other spaces. Jury Comments The jury felt this project’s greatest strength was its reuse of the old barn, and creation of contrast between old and new structures.

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ARCHITECT Jensen Architects GENERAL CONTRACTOR Oliver & Company LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture CIVIL ENGINEER Atterbury & Associates STRUCTURAL Tipping Mar MECHANICAL Guttman & Blaevoet ELECTRICAL Silverman & Light GEOTECHNICAL Bauer Associates


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LORCAN O’HERLIHY ARCHITECTS – FORMOSA 1140 Formosa 1140 moves the traditional internal courtyard space to the exterior of the building to create a park. This project holds the imprint of a larger urban design that creates parks across Los Angeles’ formidable grid. Jury Comments The jury remarked on the originality of this project, and its playful take on an otherwise very simple building. The exterior of the building gives the impression there is a unique identity to each interior unit.

ARCHITECT Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects GENERAL CONTRACTOR Archetype, Inc LANDSCAPE Katherine Spitz Associates STRUCTURAL Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc MECHANICAL/PLUMBING Debibi & Associates ELECTRICAL Hi-Tech Engineering

JONATHAN SEGAL, FAIA – THE CHARMER This project investigates how typical 1920s Californian courtyard housing could be integrated into a site normally occupied with twice the residential density. A central court has six one-bedroom bungalows, each with glass front doors looking onto it, creating social interaction between occupants. Jury Comments The jury praised the way the building’s design rewrites the community, making the block the neighborhood. The project rethinks the typical California bungalow type of residence.

ARCHITECT/GENERAL CONTRACTOR/ PROJECT MANAGER Jonathan Segal, FAIA CIVIL ENGINEER Seabright Company STRUCTURAL DCI Engineers MECHANICAL University Mechanical ELECTRICAL Barner Electric PLUMBING Pacific Production Plumbing

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STUDIO OF ENVIRONMENTAL ARCHITECTURE – 747 WING HOUSE The Wing House is a single family residence on a 55-acre site in Malibu, California. The roofs of the residence are constructed from the wings and tail fins of a Boeing 747-200.

ARCHITECT/PROJECT MANAGER Studio of Environmental Architecture

Jury Comments The jury was impressed with the experimental nature of this project. It explores the idea of repurposing an object not necessarily associated with architecture.

CIVIL ENGINEER M3 Civil

GENERAL CONTRACTOR R Spector & Company LANDSCAPE Landesign West Inc

STRUCTURAL CW Howe Partners MECHANICAL Monterey Energy Group AEROSPACE CONSULTANT Thompson Aviation

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regional vernacular


In character Whether re-creating an original Spanish hacienda or recalling a Puritan connection, the houses on these pages both have their roots in the past


What lies beyond Hidden in the heart of the Santa Lucia Preserve, this house was inspired by the original Spanish hacienda owned by the Oppenheimer family

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When you come upon a clearing in the woods and the light shines through the trees, the glade is all the more magical. That is precisely the effect of this site in a wooded 30-acre property in the Santa Lucia Preserve outside of Carmel. Architect John Malick says the property enjoys three distinct ecosystems – the golden grasses of a high-country chaparral, a forest of ancient gnarled oaks, and groves of redwood trees, which have grown in concentric circles over several centuries. “This is a unique place, and it needed


a similarly special design response,” the architect says. “While most of the houses in the Preserve are positioned on hills, this house sits in a little glade, on a largely flat area of land.” Malick says the client liked the idea of preserving part of California’s architectural history, in particular the Spanish colonial style adopted by the Oppenheimer family, which once owned all the land in the Preserve. “With its thick walls, large overhangs and loggias, this has always been an

Preceding pages: Designed to age gracefully, this new house replicates the traditional Spanish colonial architecture typical of the Carmel region of California. The house sits within a 30-acre area of woodland and chaparral grassland in the Santa Lucia Preserve. Above: Key architectural features include large overhangs, a loggia, arched windows, wroughtiron balconies and a traditional fire-clay tiled roof with capped chimneys. Left: The loggia incorporates an outdoor kitchen with wood-fired pizza oven and alfresco dining area.

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Above: The front entry sets the tone for the interior. Traditional Spanish detailing includes custom ironwork on the doors and heavy, handadzed, dark-stained columns. Facing page: Skylights were introduced to the living room to ensure there would be plenty of natural light. Other light is provided by customdesigned iron chandeliers, uplighting around the top of the walls and unobtrusive downlights in the ceiling. The limestone mantel was hand carved in Italy and shipped to the site. The ceiling beams are dark-stained, hand-adzed Douglas fir.

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architectural style well suited to the hot California climate,” says Malick. “For this house, we chose to use the metaphor of a small farm property in southern Spain. These farms usually comprise a collection of small buildings clustered around a central courtyard.” The house consequently features a grouping of pavilions that wrap around a walled and gated courtyard – this also helps to keep wild deer out of the garden. Local materials add to the authenticity and include Carmel stone, which features

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on the front of the house near the entry, and reappears throughout the property. The rest of the siding is traditional stucco, while the roof has fire-clay tiles laid in the typical cap and pan system. “The wood shutters are made from Douglas fir, and the iron hardware has been left to rust and stain the wood with iron oxide,” says the architect. “We wanted to imbue the house with character and the sense that it has around for a long time.” Other traditional architectural features include arched openings, wrought iron


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balconies, and chimneys with copper caps that have been left to weather naturally. The walls are 1ft thick, which creates deep reveals that help to convey a sense of substance and permanence. The thick walls also insulate the house against temperature extremes, just as they do in the Mediterranean. Malick says the layout of the house was determined by the position of the kitchen, which is always right at the heart of the home. “Most family living spaces are never

more than 20ft from the refrigerator. Here, the kitchen is close to a loggia with its own wood-fired pizza oven. It’s also close to the living and family rooms, dining room and another outdoor breakfast area – it is literally in the center of the house.” But its very position in the heart of the home could have meant natural light was compromised. So Malick introduced a traditional cupola above the kitchen. This ensures the work areas are bathed in natural light. Skylights were also added to the living room, to keep the interior light.

Facing page: Calacatta marble features on the kitchen island on the front of the ventilation unit, while Jerusalem Gold marble forms the perimeter countertops. To bring natural light into this room, which is in the center of the house, architect John Malick introduced a traditional tile-lined cupola. Above: Jerusalem Gold also appears on the steps and tub surround in the master bathroom. Here, it is paired with walnut travertine. The tub is elevated to provide a view of the redwood grove when the windows are open.

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To further enhance the character, the ceiling in the living room follows the gabled roofline and features dark-stained, hand-adzed Douglas fir beams and southern pine boards. Authenticity is also provided by the hand-scraped hickory floorboards, which vary in width. The scraping process has exposed the grain to provide a more textural surface. Other key features include a 6ft-high limestone mantel, which was hand carved in Italy, shipped to the site, and installed to meet earthquake standards.

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Architect: John Malick, John Malick & Associates (Emeryville, CA) Interior designer: Kimberly Kranyak, Vieux CarrĂŠ Builder: DPC Services Inc Siding: Stucco Roofing: Redland Clay Tile Doors and windows: Clear vertical-grain Douglas fir by Extraordinary Door Company Flooring: American black walnut Wallcoverings: Tuscan plaster in smooth finish Wrought iron light fixtures: Custom by Steven Handelman Studios Blinds, drapes and outdoor furniture: Vieux CarrĂŠ Kitchen cabinets: Quarter-sawn white oak, poplar,

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cherry and Douglas fir with custom faux paint, hand glazed and hand-waxed finishes Countertops: Calacatta Oro, Giallo Real, Giallo Sunny, Jerusalem Gold Backsplash: Walker Zanger handpainted clay tiles Oven: La Canche Bath: Jacuzzi tub Tub surround: Jerusalem Gold marble Wall tiles: Walnut travertine marble

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Facing page and left: The landscaping is in keeping with the Mediterranean theme. Like a traditional farm in the south of Spain, buildings are grouped around a central courtyard. Here, the walled courtyard also serves to keep out wildlife from the surrounding woodlands. Above: Steps lead down to a pool and lawn. Much of the natural stone is the local Carmel stone. This also features on the house. Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Russell Abrahams

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Back to basics With its simple building forms, modest scale and recognizable materials, this house has a comfortable, inviting presence – and an architectural style that references the traditional farmhouses on Martha’s Vineyard

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The countryside in Martha’s Vineyard is dotted with traditional farmhouses, many of which date back centuries. These homes are often simple, modest buildings with minimal embellishment – their form is dictated by their function. With just a little updating, it’s an architectural vernacular that sits well with modern lifestyle requirements, as this property illustrates. Designed by Philip Regan and James Moffatt of Hutker Architects, the house takes its cue from the pared-back regional architecture.

Above left and above: Bay windows, swooping shingle rooflets and corner porches help to minimize the perceived mass of this traditional farmhouse-style home. The house, designed by Hutker Architects, is clad in cedar shingles that have been coated with bleaching oil. Legend to plan: 1 entry, 2 living room, 3 porches, 4 dining room, 5 butler’s pantry, 6 kitchen, 7 home office, 8 master bedroom, 9 master bathroom, 10 mud room, 11 laundry room, 12 powder room. Left: Porches on all sides of the house provide sheltered outdoor living areas.

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Preceding pages: Key features of the interior include exposed oak rafters and trusses, and a large granite fieldstone chimney. The whitepainted entry hall has a more formal look, in keeping with the historic houses in the nearby town. The chandelier is suspended from a recessed square featuring painted poplar board. Above and right: A butler’s pantry is positioned on the back of the chimney – a place that would once have been taken by a wood box. Above right: Shaker-style cabinetry with recessed panel doors features in the spacious kitchen.

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Regan says the house, a second home for the owners, was conceived as a series of simple gabled forms with layered detailing designed to break down the apparent mass of the larger two-story volumes. “Positioning porches on the corners, for example, helps to bring down the scale of the house. Similarly, the rooflets and shingle swoops above the bay windows create shadow lines that help to minimize the size. A change of materials also creates light and shadow – there is a mix of copper roofing and asphalt shingles.”


The siding features cedar shingles that have been treated with a light bleaching oil so they are a gray color. These will weather over time. Textural contrast is provided by granite fieldstone beneath the bay windows. “Martha’s Vineyard is littered with granite fieldstone – it was once used to define the boundaries between farms, and is now a protected material,” says Moffatt. For added visual interest, the team introduced curved detailing to the gabled ends of the buildings. Regan says these

were originally designed to hint at the nature of the exposed trusses inside, but in the event the architects opted for angular beams and trusses. Creating a strong link between inside and out was a priority. “The spaces between the structures were just as important as the spaces within,” says Moffatt. “The porches extend the inner living areas out into the landscape, so there is always a connection between the two. And there is always a sheltered place to sit outdoors.”

Regan says that right from the outset, the architects wanted the house to evoke a sense of curiosity. “There needed to be a story behind the design – a reason why something looks or works the way it does,” he says. “Much of this relates to the architectural vernacular. For example, the small room behind the large stone chimney references the traditional wood box in a farmhouse. This was the place where wood was stored, and there was always a rolling, barn-style door to the box. We introduced such a space to

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Top: The mud room is one of several rooms leading from the central hub of the entry hall. Above and above right: V-groove paneling features on walls in the master bedroom and bathroom. Shaker-style cabinets and a traditional freestanding bathtub further enhance the look. All the windows in the house feature divided panes, just as they did in the original farmhouses in the region, although these panes are somewhat larger. Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Eric Roth

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the back of the chimney and equipped it as a butler’s pantry. It is open to the kitchen, dining and living rooms, yet provides a buffer between these spaces. And because it has no ceiling, you can see the stones reaching up the full height of the room.” The spacious living areas are defined by the large, exposed oak rafters and trusses. Similar wood reappears in other parts of the house, in a simpler form, such as collar tie connections. “There is a hierarchy to the detailing,” says Moffatt. “So, while similar materials

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appear throughout, their significance is greater in the public areas.” Other traditional features include a formal, white-painted entry hall, which is a nod to the rich architectural heritage of nearby Edgartown – an historic whaling settlement. Shaker-style cabinetry and V-groove paneling in the kitchen and bathrooms reinforce the authenticity of the interior. Other fittings introduce a touch of whimsy, notably the fork and spoon light fixture in the kitchen.


Architect: Hutker Architects – principal designer Phil Regan, project architect James Moffatt, interior designer Julia Robertson (Vineyard Haven, MA) Structural engineer: Vineyard Land Surveying & Engineering Builder: Serpa Construction LLC Kitchen manufacturer: Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers Siding: Maibec white cedar shingles, pre-dipped in Cabot Bleaching Oil Roofing: GAF architectural shingles; standing seam red copper Doors and windows: Gray aluminum clad by Marvin Windows and Doors

Blinds and drapes: Sarah Vail, Threadworks Flooring: Country Grade oak 5in boards finished with one coat of Rubio Monocoat Clear Paints and varnishes: Benjamin Moore paints; Rubio Monocoat oils Heating and air conditioning: Hydro-air system with air conditioning by Brennan Heating Kitchen cabinets: Painted poplar by Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers Countertops: Calacatta Gold marble from Cumar Backsplash: Painted Azek trim Kitchen sink: Rohl Kitchen faucets: Waterworks Range and ventilation: Wolf

Refrigeration: Sub-Zero Dishwasher: Miele Bath and basin: Kohler from Signature Plumbing Vanity: Poplar Shaker style by Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers Bathroom faucets and shower fittings: Polished nickel from Newport Brass; Waterworks Lighting: Interieurs, Visual Comfort, Jamie Young, Urban Electric, Bellacor, Restoration Hardware, Country Gear

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large rural homes

Far horizons Though situated on a sprawling rural New Zealand site, this property’s heart lies on an Eastern shore

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As one of the last places to be settled, New Zealand is often referred to as the world’s youngest country. Perhaps this brevity, and its sense of the undiscovered, is what intrigues those from more established homelands, spurring them on to make a piece of the country their own. For the Singaporean owner of this house, the opportunity to revel in the natural wonders


on offer in the wider Otago district was a strong drawcard, says Simon Adnitt of Walker Architects. “The client enjoys a very active lifestyle and the brief for the property was for a family home that could be enjoyed year round. “The property also needed to be suitably appointed to accommodate a high-end rental market,” says Adnitt.

Above and left: Designed by Simon Adnitt of Walker Architects, this vacation home in the Wakatipu Basin has a distinctly Central Otago aesthetic. The form and material palette reference the surrounding landscape. Following pages: Many of the furnishings reflect the owner’s Singaporean heritage. The color scheme too, has accents that draw from the vibrancy of Asia.

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Above: The axial design of the house means there are open lines of sight from one end to the other. This maximizes the 360º views. Facing page: Entertaining plays a large role in the homeowner’s enjoyment of the property. The large dining room is adjacent to the professional-level kitchen. When the property is rented, guests have the option of a personal chef.

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Large open-plan living areas allow for entertaining, but can also be subdivided via operable walls to provide more intimate spaces. Easy accessibility for the owner’s elderly parents was also a prime consideration. The property comprises more than 12 acres, but the building platform was quite small, requiring the design to evolve as a U-shape.

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“Covenants determining building height and boundary setbacks, along with the nature of the site, meant the 5920sq ft house was built as a split level, connected with a ramp and steps,” says Adnitt. Entry is from the upper level, which contains the dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and garaging. The lower level houses a further two bedrooms, family room

and den, and the living areas. All spaces seamlessly transition to the outdoors and are designed to make the most of the panoramic views. “The siding was limited to cedar and schist,” says the designer. “Cedar boards were used to exaggerate the length, while heavy stone elements work to anchor the house.” Other covenants also had an impact on the design.


Preceding pages: Strict covenants determined the height and roof shape. Adnitt designed a series of gables, which has the effect of creating light-filled interior spaces. Interior designer Emma Gould introduced a neutral palette in the living areas. This is augmented by the custom furnishings and antique pieces, including the homeowner’s collection of rugs.

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“Roof height and shape were both affected. With the height restricted to 18ft, the roof form was broken down into a rhythm of small gables,” says Adnitt. “This allowed a series of skillion ceilings, which help define the internal spaces while creating a greater feeling of volume and light – forming a visual counterpoint inside to the external materials.”

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While the rustic vernacular of Central Otago was used to develop the building envelope, the interior was an opportunity for an eclectic twist – with the introduction of elements referencing the owner’s Asian heritage and love of Art Deco, says interior designer Emma Gould of White Interiors. “Despite the fact the client lives overseas, we were able to meet a number of times, which

of course was beneficial. The client’s brief was to create a comfortable family home, with an Art Deco feel. Feng shui principles helped determine the color scheme of each room, which was a wonderful basis from which to work, as it gave us the opportunity to really create spaces with their own focus.” Gould also drew from the surroundings, merging the


feng shui dictates with the regional hues to establish a link between built and natural. “We were able to take the palette and tailor it to the landscape outside each room, further cementing the relationship between the house and the environment.” Custom furniture pieces, designed by White Interiors, are teamed with antiques from New Zealand and overseas.

“The house is a luxurious home where comfort is paramount,” says Gould. “Bespoke furniture allowed us to tailor the comfort level to match the client’s requirements, while the antiques lend the scheme a touch of individuality, which you would find in any home. This is intensified by the owner’s impressive collection of rugs, which give the interior a real sense of personality.”

“From the first meeting, amenity was the underlying impetus to the design,” says Adnitt. “No matter the season, or the weather, the house has been designed to answer any requirement. With multiple outdoor entertaining areas and commodious indoor spaces, it’s all about creating ease and pleasure – something we all aspire to.”

Facing page: Situated in the lower portion of the house, the second living area looks out over the northern patio, which has a wood fire and spa pool. Above: Expansive glazing on the western facade draws the attention down across the Wakatipu Basin and to the mountains in the distance. The tympanum features an Art Decostyle motif.

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Architect: Simon Adnitt NZIA, Walker Architects Ltd Interior designer: Emma Gould, White Interiors Builder: Allister Saville, AJ Saville Kitchen designer: Walker Architects; White Interiors Cabinet company: Masterwood Joinery Landscape designer: Baxter Design Group Siding: Cedar from JSC Timber Roofing: Calder Stewart Tiling: Metro Floor Christchurch

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Flooring: Proparq from SpazioCasa Wall coverings: White Interiors Paints and varnishes: Resene Lighting: Ambience Systems; White Interiors Heating system: Firebird diesel boiler and underfloor heating Doors and windows: Vantage Architectural Series from Aitken Joinery Skylights: Velux Window and door hardware: Baldwin from Knobs ‘n Knockers Louvers: Sliding louver screens by Masterwood Joinery

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Blinds and drapes: White Interiors Spa: Hot Spring from Southern Spas & Pools Fireplace: Warmington Audiovisual: Strawberry Sound Televisions: Panasonic Projector: Yamaha YSP4100 Multi-room audio: Niles ZR4 Furniture: Custom by White Interiors Kitchen cabinetry: Masterwood Joinery Countertops: Stainless steel, marble Backsplash: Calacatta marble; stainless steel

Faucets: Paffoni from Mico Bathrooms Oven: Lacanche; Fisher & Paykel, available from Kitchen Things Microwave: Panasonic, available from Kitchen Things Refrigeration and dishwasher: Fisher & Paykel, available from Kitchen Things Shower fittings and faucets: Paffoni from Mico Bathrooms Bath: Robertson Agencies from Mico Bathrooms Basin: Kohler Tiles: Metro Floor Christchurch


Toilet: Cube wall faced invisi by Caroma from Mico Bathrooms Lighting: Ambience Systems; White Interiors Holiday let agency: Touch of Spice Story by Justin Foote Photography by Marina Mathews

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Above left and left: The homeowner utilized the principles of feng shui to determine the color palette for each bedroom. Interior designer Emma Gould tailored the scheme to complement the natural environment. Above: At the end of a long day hiking or skiing, guests can enjoy bathing in the soaking tub. Set 3ft into the foundation, the tub has its own hot water system.

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Married to the land This gleaming wood-and-glass residence downplays its presence in deference to the Rocky Mountain surroundings

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With a love of a pristine land comes a respect for it, and one way to celebrate this is to design a house that commands views, but not attention. This vacation home nestles on a high butte surrounded by mountain peaks and deciduous forest. Architects Dirk Danker and Jim Nagle, of Nagle Hartray Architecture, designed the home in the post-and-beam style as this allowed a high glazing-to-structure ratio – a major plus for a house intended to celebrate its surroundings. The house comprises three principal forms. The most dramatic is a two-story pavilion that contains most public spaces – the living room,

dining area, kitchen and breakfast room, with a study-den in the loft. Running alongside this volume, a gallery links the building to two smaller, two-level structures that house a media room, bedrooms and the garage. “Sliding doors on three sides and two levels of the pavilion infill the post-and-beam design, so when all doors are pulled open, the interiors merge with the outdoors,” says Danker. Despite sitting on a promontory, the house is grounded within the rugged setting, largely due to the architect’s choice of naturally weathering materials, most sourced locally.

Preceding pages: Giant windows and glass doors on most sides of this house, together with the use of natural materials, ensure the house is connected to its environment. Facing page: The divide between the home’s secondary structures creates a sheltered approach. Aspen trees planted in this courtyard echo the aspen groves behind the house. Above left: Wooden shutters offer shade and add a sense of coziness.

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The exterior features western red cedar siding, Spanish cedar windows with bronzed cladding, and a chimney built from local stone. “The interiors also merge with the setting in material terms, with a similar stone used on the gallery floors on both levels,” says Danker. “The walls and ceilings are finished in pine, stained to the same tone as the exterior wood. The area is subject to driving winds and snow, so steel columns were needed, but they are wrapped in wood to fit the natural aesthetic.” At the center of the pavilion there is a large double-height atrium, measuring 24ft x 30ft.

This affords views up through the airy volume and down from the upper gallery and study-loft lounge to the living and dining area. The loft lounge is positioned directly above the kitchen and breakfast area, screening these spaces from overhead scrutiny. While the pavilion is a picture of glass framed by wood beams, the ancillary buildings feature a generous use of solid wood siding. These have a separated-off quality, with mainly wood siding seen from within the pavilion. The expansive residence responds to and respects its environment in another way, too.

Preceding pages: Wood and glass predominate in the living spaces. The kitchen opens to the dining area one way, and a breakfast nook the other. Facing page: The gallery provides long views the length of the home. Entry to the ancillary buildings is by a discreetly placed door. Top left and above left The studyden looks out to a panorama of peaks. Clerestory windows aid cross ventilation in warm weather.

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Architect, interior designer, kitchen designer: Dirk Danker AIA, Jim Nagle, FAIA, Nagle Hartray Architecture (Chicago, IL); project team, Rocco Castellano AIA, Hannah Davenport, Monica Gruse-Hartman Structural engineer: Graef-USA Builder: Teton Heritage Builders NAHB, project manager Keith Benjamin, superintendent Russ Weaver Kitchen manufacturer: Nagle Hartray Architecture Roofing: Thermoplastic olefin (TPO), zinc copings Siding: Western red cedar Windows and exterior doors: Dynamic Architectural Windows and Doors, in Spanish cedar Interior doors: Custom, in bookmatched, quarter-sawn maple Flooring: Slate in running-bond pattern; quarter-sawn white oak, random length Wallcoverings: Western red cedar by Teton Heritage Builders; Sherwin-Williams paint Lighting: Halo, Lightolier, Alkco, Bega, Vortech, Juno Heating: Warmboard® Radiant subfloor; Carrier® Forced Air Furniture: Room & Board, CB2, Knoll, Bernhardt, Kl, Herman Miller, Crate & Barrel Home theater: Custom, installed by Audio Video Specialists Audiovisual equipment: Crestron® Blinds: Sivoia QED roller by Lutron, wood blinds by Hunter Douglas Kitchen cabinetry: Custom quartersawn maple veneer, book matched Countertops: Quartzite Kitchen sink: Stainless steel by Franke Faucets: Grohe Range, ventilation, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher: Viking Waste disposal: GE Fireplace: Custom, Rumford Art: Diehl Gallery Story by Charles Moxham Photography by David Agnello

Above right: A stone patio made from local stone is set at ground level, almost merging with the long grass – much as the house is set into the land to avoid interference with skylines. Most areas of the vacation home include connection to external spaces. On this west-facing facade a pop-out balcony brings a human scale to the main structure.

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This was the first house in the area to gain approval for so much glazing, and the trade-off was demonstrating energy efficiency in other ways, says Keith Benjamin, project manager for constructors Teton Heritage Builders. “A rainscreen cladding system is used on all sides of the house, even on the beams. With air circulating behind the wood, this system ensures any expansion or contraction caused by extreme temperature fluctuations occurs equally on the inner and outer side of the skin, so there is no damage to the cedar. “Behind the rainscreen and protected by it,

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is an efficient thermal envelope that includes low-e double-glazed windows to minimize energy use for heating and cooling.” “The technical nature of the skin and a style of building where most elements are exposed called for a high degree of precision in all aspects of design and construction,” says Danker. “Despite its rugged appeal, the home also offers every high-tech convenience – remote controls and sleek touch-pads are in use throughout.” See more images, plans and a video online at trendsideas.com/us2902p64


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last detail, California Closets consultants can show you a 3-D rendering using the firm’s architectural software. Once you approve your design, California Closets will custom manufacture and install your Virtuoso system within six to eight weeks. The firm says this is a much shorter time frame than comparable systems from many European manufacturers.


California Closets reports that wall beds are another furniture solution in hot demand, with good reason – they can turn any space into a multipurpose room. There are many custom solutions for wall beds. The room above features the richly textured Milano Grey finish, accented with OJ and Silver Wisp Ecoresin door inserts. With a couple of simple

changes, you can achieve a whole new design sensibility, as seen at right. Here, the shelving and doors were reconfigured and Fossil Leaf chosen for the door inserts. The pull-out desk extension can be hidden away when the bed is in use. All wall beds are custom manufactured locally, delivered and installed within three to six weeks.

Above: This storage system from California Closets incorporates a wall bed that can be tucked out of sight when not in use. The unit has a richly textured Milano Grey finish, with OJ and Silver Wisp Ecoresin door inserts. Left: The same storage system with a change of door inserts – this unit features Fossil Leaf door inserts. Also shown is a California Closets desk with pull-out extension.

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Top and above left: The furniture in this teenage girl’s bedroom has changed to better suit her needs. The California Closets storage system was originally designed to accommodate a crib and baby items (above). Door inserts were changed and now feature Hollywood Silver Ecoresin inserts. Above right: Other changes include the introduction of aubergine drawer and door fronts, diamanté door pulls, and a jewelry organizer.

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Furniture that can change as your family grows is another innovation from California Closets. The bedroom shown above started out as a baby’s room, with a crib positioned where the bed is. Closet interiors were changed from triple hanging for tiny outfits to double hanging to better suit the needs of a teenage girl. Wood grain finish door inserts on the original furniture

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were swapped for Hollywood Silver Ecoresin inserts, and high-gloss aubergine door and drawer fronts were introduced to add a fashionable splash of color to the room. Diamanté handles and jewelry drawer organizers provide the finishing touches. All bedroom furniture from California Closets is custom designed, rather than modular. The company says

the high-end finishes include European-inspired textural looks. Furniture is also defined by trendsetting design accents and hardware. California Closets has showrooms throughout North America. For details, phone 866 488 2754. Or visit the web: www.californiaclosets.com. View, save or share this story at trendsideas.com/go/39315


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Awaken your senses A long soak in a hot bath is all the more relaxing when you can engage all the senses with the ThermaSens™ therapeutic bath from BainUltra® Above: Slipping into the new ThermaSens™ bath from BainUltra is like immersing yourself in the calm and soothing waters of a lake. Designed to provide a sense of fulfillment and tranquility, the ThermaSens bath features three silent technologies that cater to your sense of sight, smell, touch and hearing.

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In these busy times, it is crucial to be able to take time out to recharge your batteries. And often it is the simplest things that are the most restorative – like a lazy soak in a hot bath. BainUltra, the company that introduced the renowned Thermomasseur® air jet baths to the market, has taken the concept of bath therapy to the next level. The company says its new category of therapeutic bath, ThermaSens™, is the first to offer therapies supported by three of the most advanced technologies on the market, which are all designed to enhance a feeling of wellbeing and awaken your senses.

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All of the technologies provide a quiet, peaceful sense of escape, with therapeutic benefits. For example, ThermaSens features AromaCloud™, an aromatherapy diffuser that is seamlessly incorporated into the deck of the bath. This releases a fine haze of essential oils that are readily absorbed. The soothing mist of the AromaCloud is combined with Chromatherapy for a harmonious synergy. A fully integrated light system lets you experience the energy vibrations and restorative power of the various hues. The third key technology provided in the


new bath is the WarmTouchShell™. Heating zones in the bath’s inner shell provide a warming touch to the parts of the body that need it the most. These zones are located on the bathtub headrest, backrest and seat, where they quickly reach a temperature over 101°F, creating a warm, cocoon-like sensation and a state of comfort and relaxation for the bather. For more details, contact BainUltra, phone (866) 344 4515. Website: www.bainultra.com. View, save or share this story online at trendsideas.com/go/39389

Above and left: The new ThermaSens™ therapeutic bath features the WarmTouchShell™, which provides heated zones within the bath’s inner shell. It also provides chromatherapy, which utilizes the restorative powers of coloured lighting, and AromaCloud™ aromatherapy, featuring a misty haze of scented bath oils (left). BainUltra says the silent technologies are well suited to the condo market as they create a prestigious product that meets industry standards.

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Natural selection Inspired by nature, the latest faucet collection from Grohe has a fluid, organic design. The Parkfield™ line also reflects Grohe’s ongoing commitment to high quality, pioneering technology and sustainability Good design can impact on every aspect of our lives, not only with pleasing aesthetics, but also with a functionality that makes everyday life that much more enjoyable. It’s a concept Grohe has understood for generations. The company is continually responding to consumer needs to create designer faucets, shower fittings and accessories that complement our

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home interiors and provide optimum convenience as well as solid German engineering. And Grohe has long believed that the quality, sustainability and technology behind the scenes is just as important as visual appeal. The new Parkfield™ range is a case in point. With its sweeping lines and smooth curves inspired by nature, this faucet has a design that flows

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seamlessly, just like water itself. And like the arching curve of a water fountain, the spout guides the water to the perfect position for function and comfort. The lever is reminiscent of a leaf, with the protruding underside resembling the shape of a water droplet as it is held beneath a leaf before it drops to the ground. The Parkfield is finished

in Grohe StarLight®, a radiant chrome that resists soiling and tarnishing for an enduring, pristine look. It is also available in a brushed nickel finish. On the inside, the Parkfield features Grohe SilkMove®, which incorporates a special Teflon lubricated cartridge to provide smooth faucet handling and precision control. Grohe products regularly garner international design


awards on the strength of their distinctive form, their attention to detail and their high-end technology. In 2012, the Parkfield collection won a Good Design Award. Paul Flowers, senior vice president design at Grohe AG, says no matter whether the designs are clear and dynamic, decidedly edgy or multi faceted, they are always well thought out.

“All our winning products are characterized by a highly individual design that showcases the unmistakable Grohe style,” he says. For further information about the Parkfield collection and details of your nearest Grohe showrooms, visit the website: www.grohe.com/us. View, save or share this story at trendsideas.com/go/39526

Facing page: The latest addition to the Grohe collection, the Parkfield™ faucet is defined by its flowing, organic form. As with all Grohe products, the distinctive aesthetics are matched with high-quality materials and the latest technology. Above and left: The Parkfield design is equally well suited to traditional and more contemporary interiors. A coordinating accessories collection, Essentials Authentic, complements the Parkfield faucet.

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indoor-outdoor spaces


Well connected With intriguing sightlines, pedestrian flow, or a shared aesthetic, open-air connections can extend function and appeal


Entertaining outlook Dramatic views, flexible seating and shading, and strategic utilities all ensure this courtyard is ideal for hosting large or small numbers, come rain or shine

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An outdoor environment can be about so much more than judicious plantings and colorful blooms. An emphasis on sightlines, sculpture and the magic of light can be as enchanting as any rose. When the owners of this house asked interior designer Loren Judaken and landscape architect Katherine Spitz to reinvent their expansive back yard, their goals were aesthetic and pragmatic. The couple often host large charity and social events, so requested a design that would accommodate 10 or 60 guests comfortably and

have modern visual appeal, says Judaken. “Previously, the yard was broken up and therefore under used. The pool was in a similar position – there were many levels, a separate spa pool, raised planters, which obstructed views, and no large areas to work with. We swept all of this away, and began again with a clean slate.” With a minimalist palette of concrete, glass, aluminum and water, Judaken and Spitz designed a simple, adaptable layout featuring a broad patio with underlit steps delineating it from the pool area below.

Preceding pages: This remodel by interior designer Loren Judaken and landscape architect Katherine Spitz has created a versatile outdoor space. Besides sheltering guests from the elements and offering many seating options, the design also caters to exercise, with a resistance wave machine in the deep end of the pool. This page: The granite fireplace seen at right conceals the outdoor kitchen and barbecue behind it. The design emphasizes sightlines and symmetry, with the main conversation nook on an axis with the central spa pool.

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Top and above: There are dramatic sightlines along the patio and from the interior straight out to the pool, where a shimmering glass sculpture by Philip Vourvoulis draws the eye. Above right: On the exterior of the cabana, swimmers and divers are depicted in blown glass by Karen Buhler. The 3-D wall sculpture on the inside is by Brad Howe. In a design that celebrates the senses, scented flowers bring another dimension.

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“A white retractable shade awning, supported by a steel pergola frame, runs the full width of the patio,” says Judaken. “As the owners like to entertain frequently, the patio can accommodate seating for eight around the central glass, stainless steel and mesh dining area – or the entire back yard space can be utilised for multiple tables of ten. Infared heaters are integrated into the patio frame to ensure the outdoor area is comfortable night and day, winter and summer.” Heating is also supplied by a fireplace

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at one end of the patio. This includes an extended hearth for seating, and a buffet counter. In addition, the granite fireplace screens an outdoor kitchen set behind it. A cabana or pool house was built to one end of the new rectilinear pool. This has a pulled-apart feel, with butt-glazed corner windows and walls that finish short of the roof. Like the patio shade, this roof retracts. A sitting room has been included for private conversations or to relax and watch television, as well as a bathroom and an external shower.


Mature palm trees, scented plants at the side of the pool and the sparkle from the high mica content in the concrete pool surround all help to set the scene. So, too does the changing color of the pool water and the underlit steps, and the prominent artworks. Spitz says the three glass panels by Philip Vourvoulis evolved with the design. They help to give the space its character and draw the eye from indoors to out. “The panels were first intended to be a series of water walls, but we were swayed

by the mercurial quality of the glass. Instead of running water down the panes we back-lit the panels and added a trough of moving water in front to create shifting reflections throughout the day. “This is truly a built landscape, which sets it apart from a typical garden. I believe that gardens do not have to be green to create a tranquil and restful setting – and this project is evidence of that.”

Interior designer: Loren Judaken, Hoffman Vest Judaken (Venice, CA) Landscape architect: Katherine Spitz, Katherine Spitz Associates (Marina Del Rey, CA) Awning: Shade FX Pool: Addison Pools Hardscape: Lithocrete concrete from Shaw and Sons General contractor: Sable Construction Furniture: Janus et Cie patio seating and loggia furniture from Dedon; Royal Botania chaises by pool, dining table and chairs; Tournesol planters

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Tuscan with a twist This comprehensive remodel evokes the story of an old Italian villa, enlivened with contemporary elements – the accent is on indoor-outdoor relaxation

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Create the look of a rustic Italian hillside, said the owner. Only if I can use materials and forms true to the original, replied the designer. Authenticity – and an accent on open-air spaces – delivers the desired Italian-style villa, and means it will be a joy to live in for decades. When architectural and interior designer Luis Ortega, in collaboration with Jose Fernandez, came to this project the owner requested a rustic Italian idyll – and capitulated when Ortega wanted to build the house with limestone walls, aged clay roof tiles and wood beam ceilings. In addition, the owner wanted the new

Above and left: The rear view of this Italian-style residence includes a Corten steel element that contains the master suite. The support beam for the new three-vehicle carport is also in the same untreated, weathered steel, as is the roof of the pool house. Authentic, aged roof tiles, limestone walls built stone by stone, and the signature shape of the archways all contribute to the overriding European aesthetic.

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Top: This side view of the master bedroom, seen from the covered loggia, shows the juxtaposition of tiles and plaster against black glass and steel. Above and right: A spa pool nestled within a greater rectilinear pool is a contemporary feature. The client wanted to be able to take an afternoon nap in the pool house, so Ortega built concretes bases for sleeping mats and pillows, which also serve as seating.

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‘old’ home to appear to have been remodeled in a contemporary language, says Ortega. “Most of the old house was swept away before work began, with only the foundations remaining. However, one existing feature that the owner wanted replicated was an open threevehicle carport at the front of the residence. To assimilate this essentially modern feature into a 100-year-old house style was problematic. “We hit on the idea of introducing a Corten steel support beam that would develop a patina in keeping with the rustic architecture and also provide the touch of modernity requested. This

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Architectural designer: Luis Ortega, Jose Fernandez, Luis Ortega Interiors (West Hollywood, CA) Interior designer, pool house: Luis Ortega, Luis Ortega Interiors Landcape designer: Sean Knibb, Knibb Design Contractor: Fort Hill Construction Wall and balustrade stonework: French limestone Loggia tile floor: Reclaimed French terra cotta tiles from Exquisite Surfaces Doors and windows: Steel, from Torrance Steel Window Company Roof: Reclaimed terra cotta roof tiles Deck: Natural ipê wood Floors and fireplace: Natural gray concrete with acid-wash finish Spa stone: Gascogne Blue, honed Pool: Gray plaster Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Paul McCredie

This page: Surrounded by high walls and hedges, the mainly traditional house enjoys a sense of privacy from the neighbors. Concrete benches around the pool act as tables and seats, minimizing the need for garden furniture. The wood sun deck is for comfort, as wood stays cooler in summer and warmer in winter than concrete. The architect also specified wood here for visual interest and warmth.

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accent was then used to punctuate the exterior.” In many ways the design centers on the private rear area that encompasses the classic loggia, modern pool house, deck and pool. “The owner wanted a relaxed outdoor living area where he could virtually roll off his bed into the pool – hence its proximity to the master bedroom at the rear of the house,” says Ortega. Like the Corten steel elements, the pool is a modern inclusion, but was built in the same limestone as the house – blending old and new. The pool house design was an offshoot of the carport at the front of the house. Ortega

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wanted to repeat its form, but as a stand-alone sculptural architectural statement. The cabana comprises two structures – the form to the right is for pool equipment, while the block at left has an opening in the stone wall that connects visually to the pool. Behind is a stone counter, a farmhouse sink, a refrigerator and storage for bar and kitchen utensils. A changing area with toilet room completes this user-friendly, multifunctional space. See, save and share this story online at trendsideas.com/us2902p90


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Everyone welcome This resort-style landscape is enhanced by a series of pools with cascading weirs, a tennis court and a pavilion with an outdoor kitchen


Preceding pages: Made for laid-back entertaining – this resort-style landscape designed by Dean Herald incorporates a long reflection pool, spa pool and large swimming pool. All the pools are edged with glass mosaic tiles in blue and pearl tones, and feature sky blue rendered plaster interiors. In-pool lighting enhances the water features by night. These include water fountains, or bubblers, and weirs where the water cascades over a wet edge.

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Scale and proportion are just as important to landscape design as they are to architecture. And when a house is large and contemporary, the landscaping needs to follow suit. Landscape designer Dean Herald of Rolling Stone Landscapes was involved in this project right from the start – when cows grazed on site. “It’s a large site, almost 5 acres, well suited to the resort-style setting the owners wanted,” Herald says. “A consistent gradient down from the street meant we could position the house, pools and a pavilion on the upper level, and step the landscaping down to a tennis court below.”

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As with all Herald’s designs, integrating the landscape with the architecture was paramount. “We even introduced water to the house right at the entry, with a long reflection pool that creates a line of sight out to the landscape beyond. Small fountains, or bubblers, add movement and sound, and help direct the eye. Water flows beneath stepping stones to cascade over a wet edge into the swimming pool. From here it falls over another weir at the other end of the pool, so the water is constantly moving.” The pavilion echoes the contemporary design of the house, and features a similarly


large overhang with a chimney element. A wood deck cantilevering over the pool reinforces the resort look. The pavilion, which is also positioned to overlook the tennis court, provides a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, dining and sitting areas, a fireplace and stone-clad chimney, and a bathroom. The tropical theme is further enhanced by a large date palm on one side of the pool. Herald says the height of the palm helps to keep the size of the pavilion in perspective. “As soon as we put in the palm, everything fell into place – the proportions were perfect.”

Above: A large date palm balances the scale of the architecture, and helps to keep the size of the pavilion in perspective. The palm is underplanted with Alternanthera dentata. Elsewhere, agaves within beds of stone add a sculptural element. The swimming pool is heated by solar panels on the roof of the pavilion. Left: Chalk stick succulents provide a low-maintenance ground cover either side of the reflection pool.

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Landscape designer: Dean Herald, Rolling Stone Landscapes House architect: Urban Harmony House builder: Gremmo Homes Pool builder: Splish Splash Pools Landscape contractor: Rolling Stone Landscapes Siding on pavilion: Lugano Italian granite Outdoor furniture: Tribu sofas from Cosh Living; Nullica day beds with stainless steel frame from Eco Outdoor Paving: Ecolight porcelain tile in Floor Gres Echotech Gates and fencing: Glass, with stainless steel spigots Outdoor kitchen: Kastell Kitchens Fireplace: Heatmaster B Series wood firebox from Dragon Wholesaling Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Danny Kildare

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Left: The pavilion has a wood deck that protrudes out over the water, enhancing the sense of connection. With a bathroom and fully equipped kitchen incorporating a sink, barbecue, refrigerator and dishwasher, the pavilion is virtually self contained. Other features include a wood fire and wall-mounted television. Pool terraces provide plenty of additional places for relaxing – there is also a shallow triangle in the pool so the owners and guests can lounge in the water.

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Shore leave Perched atop a cliff overlooking the sea, this contemporary home provides a safe harbor for its inhabitants and their guests

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One of the major advantages of living in a region with agreeable weather and more than a fair share of coastline is the amount of time one can dedicate to being outdoors. All around the Pacific, people are preoccupied with an aquatic lifestyle, and not surprisingly, this is reflected in the architecture of the region. Clean-lined, open-plan structures that incorporate good indoor-outdoor flow predominate, says Kim Veltman, principal of Kim Veltman Architecture. “Well suited to the climate, these types

of properties also lend themselves to a variety of entertaining options.” Asked to design a family home for this elevated site, Veltman and the owners, Jan and Peter Jeffery, eventually settled on a contemporary design with multiple outdoor areas and extensive views from nearly every room. “The biggest challenge of the project was due to the topography of the land,” says Veltman. “While it’s a large site, it falls steeply away at the rear, which required some clever thinking to overcome.”

Above left: Sitting pristine above the sea, this house by Kim Veltman exemplifies modern living in a temperate climate. Multiple outdoor areas flow from open-plan interiors, with large expanses of glazing to capture the view. Above: Situated to one side of the house, yet next to the kitchen for ease of access, this outdoor dining area enjoys views over the neighboring marina. Its position also provides some shelter from the wind.

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“One of the requirements was for the inclusion of a swimming pool. In order to maximize the amount of usable land, the pool has been cantilevered over the edge and is used as a retaining device.” By pushing the pool out as far as it would go, an area of lawn was able to be established which breaks up the amount of hard landscaping and also introduces a new color element into the pared-back design scheme. “I wanted the planting to take on a more European look,” says Jan Jeffery.

“Sculptural plants in pots add visual interest and counter the crisp lines of the architecture, and the lawn area makes a nice counterpoint to that. “It also adds another dimension to the outdoor sitting area, differentiating it from the other spaces.” As well as the sitting area, there is also an outdoor dining space that adjoins the kitchen and indoor dining room, and looks out over the neighboring marina. Its position also provides some shelter from the wind.

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Next to the pool is another sitting area, says Veltman. “I positioned this as far forward on the property as possible to maximise the view, which at that point is nearly 180 degrees. “The overall result is three modern and liveable spaces with differing purposes, yet they share a vernacular that is formed by their response to the structure they flow from.” View, save and share this article online at trendsideas.com/us2902p102


Design: Kim Veltman, Kim Veltman Architecture Landscaping: Jan Jeffery Paving and pool surround: SpazioCasa Pool: Advanced Pools & Spas Gates and fencing: New Bright Glass Story by Justin Foote Photography by Jamie Cobel

Above left: The site on which the house is built slopes steeply away at the rear. In order to maximize the amount of buildable land, extensive retaining works were required. Turning the situation to his advantage, Veltman designed the swimming pool to act as a retaining device. Above: The pool is also partly cantilevered over the edge of the property. With the footprint thus extended, a grassed area could be incorporated into the landscaping. Left: A third space next to the pool completes the outdoor entertaining areas.

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