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Woodland Residence

The renovation of the Woodland Residence centered around two basic ideas. The first was to open the house to light and views of the surrounding woods. The second, due to a limited budget, was to minimize the amount of new footprint while retaining as much of the existing structure as possible.

The existing house was in dire need of updating. It was a warren of small rooms with long hallways connecting them. This resulted in dark spaces that had little relationship to the exterior. Most of the non bearing walls were demolished in order to allow for a more open concept while dividing the house into clearly defined private and public areas. The new plan is organized around a soaring new cathedral space that cuts through the center of the house, containing the living and family room spaces. A new screened porch extends the family room through a large folding door - completely blurring the line between inside and outside. The other public functions (dining and kitchen) are located adjacently. A massive, off center pivoting door opens to a dramatic entry with views through a new open staircase to the trees beyond. The new floor plan allows for views to the exterior from virtually any position in the house, which reinforces the connection to the outside.

The open concept was continued into the kitchen where the decision was made to eliminate all wall cabinets. This allows for oversized windows, unusual in most kitchens, to wrap the corner dissolving the sense of containment. A large, double-loaded island, capped with a single slab of stone, provides the required storage. A bar and beverage center back up to the family room, allowing for graceful gathering around the kitchen. Windows fill as much wall space as possible; the effect is a comfortable, completely light-filled room that feels like it is nestled among the trees. It has proven to be the center of family activity and the heart of the residence.

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sandydarrellmartin wrote:
Door - Is this door steel or wood? Thanks.
   Comment   July 5, 2014
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This is a custom wood door. Thank you for your interest in our work!
July 7, 2014 at 6:40AM   
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Pivot Door Company
At Pivot Door Company, we can build this door. All are doors are steel-reinforced with solid wood facing, built to project specs at the best pricing out there.

Models and pricing: https://pivotdoorcompany.com/Glass.html
July 31, 2014 at 10:39AM   
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stepswa wrote:
Front Door - I love the front door, can you tell me the brand or designer? Thank you!
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The front door is made by TruStile. Thanks for your interest!
June 17, 2013 at 1:22PM     
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Annie Cordova, architect wrote:
Love the stone. Is it slate? If so, what color?
   Comment   February 26, 2013
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The front door is 5'-0" wide. Thanks!
June 18, 2014 at 6:27AM   
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Thanks so much for responding!
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