Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUN 2018

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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was also opened up to take advantage of the stunning views, a feature that hadn't previously been exploited. Functionality and flow were at the heart of the pro- grammatic redesign. e circular staircase and sec- ond-floor entrance were removed, and a new entryway and foyer were installed on the side of the first story of the home, making the ground floor accessible from the main entrance for the first time in the home's history. e first-floor foyer pulls materials from the exterior deep into the entry. Brazilian ipe wood and stone detailing in the foyer extend the exterior motif indoors. A staircase with a skylight above leads from the entry to the upper-level living room and out to a deck with mountain views, previously blocked by a hallway. A large, folding glass door system extends the interior living space out to a deck while an ipe wood trellis overhead provides sun shading. e indoor-outdoor theme extends to the kitchen, with a second folding glass door system leading out to the rear yard. When opened simultaneously, the operable wall systems create an energy-efficient breezeway that helps to cool the living spaces while allowing the homeowners to fully enjoy the stunning, iconic views to the east and west. A select palette of materials for the exterior and interior were chosen for their combined ability to be aesthetically appealing, easy to maintain, functional and affordable. e stepped central portion of the house is clad in an Ipe wood rain screen and contains the large public spaces. A lower level houses a large entertainment room with views Part of the home's sustainability comes from strategic location of exterior cladding materials to shield areas from the sun and act as a delayed heat sink, so it is comfortable year-round without air conditioning. An interior living space extends out to a deck area. When this and another wall system are both open, an energy-efficient breezeway is created. BEFORE PROJECTS: Designer's Notebook 28 June 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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