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Additionally, large UV filtered glass windows maximize natural light for the artwork. It prevents it from fading in the sun, while the corrugated zinc scrim on the second level dampens the daylight entering the house. The house features large sliding glass doors that disappear into pockets to create indoor and outdoor living spaces.
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Furthermore, the largest and most modern structure is the Art House. This is where the art is, which doubles as a space to entertain guests. The owners bought the lot next door to their original home when it was on the market a few years ago. It also gave them more space to work with the renovation. There is now an art store and studio at the rear of the property while new and original homes sit in the front.
A small pool and lawn connect the buildings in the backyard. The bedrooms in the houses overlook the street. Meanwhile, the living room and kitchen are located aft facing the courtyard, providing maximum entertaining space in the private courtyard.
In addition to the zinc facade on the second floor, cement panels are installed over metal channels. This is to reduce direct heat transfer, thus reducing the need for air conditioning and helping to keep rain out of the home. The new house reflects the old house’s lively vocabulary, linking it visually though not tactile.
Inside, the curtains dampen the echo to make the space feel more serene. Homes have a “cold roof” with heat recovery ventilation. There is also thick cellulose insulation and ample LED lighting inside.
As a result, the house reflects the natural design of the homes by designing large windows that open in the back for views of the private courtyard. It is a home for entertainment, artwork appreciation, and peaceful relaxation with family.
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Photography by Joe Fletcher