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What looks like a view across the yard is actually a view across the a living roof! This is so fitting, as one of the original owners was a botanist, and both parents always made sensitive treatment of the environment a top priority.
Here is another angle of what's just beyond the living roof (you see a bit of it in the bottom left corner). This second story deck has a tree house feel. Beyond that, Stephanie tells us, "The home’s roofdeck provides views of Pilgrim Lake and the surrounding tree canopy. Though the house sits only 125 feet from the lake, several trees provide privacy to the site. In winter, once the trees have shed their leaves, the view really opens up from both the second floor master suite and the roof deck." In a time when some homeowners associations are barring solar panels as unsightly, this home shows how they can be an attractive addition that can save lots of energy and money.
The wide open kitchen and living spaces are the heart of the home. The firebox is by EcoSmart Fire
Art played a large role in the design of the home: "The entire family loved art; between pieces collected from their world-wide travels and those developed by the amateur painters in the family, art was always an integral part of the household," Stephanie tells us. This painting is by Cuban artist Edel Bordón.
The clients' love of Julia Child inspired them to request open shelving in lieu of upper cabinets. The recessed cabinets on the left provide pantry space. Stephanie explains how this design fits in so well: "The deep pantry cabinets match the base kitchen cabinets, but the integrated or recessed installation is more fitting for the entry—you don't feel like you're walking into the kitchen or pantry. It allows the wall, running from the entry to the lake-side deck, to read as one, as opposed to a series of segmented pieces."
"The low-VOC stain on the cabinets was selected to match an antique family heirloom." The lower cabinets were custom designed by ZED.
From this perspective, you can see how well the pantry doors blend into the hallway. This high traffic area's floors are travertine tile and they provide stable radiant heat.
Here are some product details to help you get the look of these beautiful bathrooms:
Bathtub by Maxx
Shower and lavatory fixtures by Dornbracht and Kohler
Lavatories by Duravit and Lacava
Water closets by Toto
Tile by Urban Archaeology & Ann Sacks