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Sunset Hill Residence by Robin Chell Design

December 20, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Modern House Design

Sunset Hill Residence by Robin Chell Design
Description from Robin Chell Design :
Built on a hillside overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, this new 2500-square foot home features expansive windows and a combination of warm, durable materials, including concrete flooring and natural cedar siding. The interior scheme focused on a modern, neutral palette while expressing the architecture and maximizing light throughout the home. A separate office for the client was created in the lower floor, introducing a true live-work use into this neighborhood. A central “lantern” comprised of an open stairway and three-story light well was designed as the visual and functional focal point for the home.
Robin Chell Design also coordinated and specified exterior materials, color palette and building massing with the architects.

Architect: Studio Ectypos (Lucia Pirzio-Biroli and Michele Marquardi)
Photos by Daniel Sheehan Photography

Sunset Hill Residence by Robin Chell Design

Lake Michigan House Design by Wheeler Kearns Architects

November 01, 2013 By: archinhome Category: lake house design

Lake Michigan House Design by Wheeler Kearns Architects

This house located in side of Lake Michigan in Michigan. Designed by Wheeler Kearns Architects, the house has relax area with pool view, sitting on a chair while enjoying the view of the sky and the pond provides a quiet atmosphere. The exterior materials consisting of ipe, copper, weathering and stainless steel were selected for their longevity and low maintenance characteristics as well as their beauty. The interior is similarly durable and low maintenance with its use of pine siding; ipe, basalt and cork flooring; basalt countertops and translucent glass shower enclosures. The interior is conditioned with a geo and solar thermal heating and cooling system. Provisions have been made to accommodate a future wind turbine for power generation. The living and dining rooms are on the first floor with bedrooms and a family room on the second. A separate guest quarter is provided above the garage to the north. The boardwalk which connects the two extends south to the screen porch and beach path beyond.

Lake Michigan House Design by Wheeler Kearns Architects - Exterior view
Lake Michigan House Design by Wheeler Kearns Architects

Peninsula Residence, House with Lake View in Lake Austin by Bercy Chen Studio

July 24, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Beach House Design, Home Design, luxury home design, Modern Home

Peninsula Residence, House with Lake View, designed by Bercy Chen Studio, located in Lake Austin, Texas, United States. The project begins with a 1980′s home-builder house fronting on lake austin. The original design did not harness views to the lake and Mount Bonnell, nor did it respect the ecological sensitivity of its site. The challenge was to develop a sensitive and inventive result out of a pre-existing condition. Through the use of glass, steel, detailing and light the home has been adaptively reinvented. Reflection, translucency, color and geometry conspire to bring natural light deep into the house. A new solarium, pool, and vegetative roof are tuned to interact with the natural context. Exterior materials and refined detailing of the roof structure give the volume clean lines and a bold presence, while abstracting the form of the original dormers and gable roof. Further connecting the home to its site, the roof begins to dissolve where a glass clad chimney and slatted wood screen stand in relief against the sky. [ View Annie Residence by Bercy Chen Studio ]

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