goldfield190.TIF

MODERN CRAFTSMAN

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The nature of THE PLACE

  • Located on a property that lies at the urban boundary where the end of the city meets the rural edge.

  • Pastures, forests, and rolling hills.

  • Views from the site to nature.

 

 

The nature of THE CLIENT & THEIR NEEDS

  • A home for a couple and their family.  

  • 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath.

  • Take advantage of the natural beauty and setting of the property and orient to the rural forested hillside.

  • Create garden and fine landscaped areas around the house.

  • Open great room concept for family interactions.

  • Create a warm interior space and warm exterior spaces around the house.

  • Stone fireplace as center of the public spaces.

  • Living on the main floor including the main bedroom with kids' bedrooms upstairs.

  • A traditional craftsman home with a modern feel and modern driven energy performance to it.

  • Make sustainability an important factor in the design and construction.

THE DESIGN RESPONSE

  • Esthetic = An updated, modern version of a Greene and Greene Craftsman style home.

  • Lower sloped broad roofs.

  • Organized the floor plan around an intimate side courtyard with an outdoor fireplace.

  • Wood, stone, glass

  • Covered entries and outdoor areas.

  • Low sloped roof with broad overhangs.  Exposed double rafter tails and tongue and groove decking detailing at the underside.

  • Exposed beams and woodwork throughout.

  • Fine detailing.

  • Stone bases.

  • Wood siding.