Westgate Residence is a renovation project led by Kurt Krueger Architect and positioned in Brentwood, California.
The residence was modernized completely, resulting in an interior that is stylish and chic.
Westgate Residence by Kurt Krueger Architect:
“The Westgate Residence is a renovation of a 1948 home situated in Brentwood, CA exactly where the objective was to architecturally update the developing via the use of new materials, spatial definition and openings, but with no rising the all round square footage or developing envelope.
Situated close to a pretty busy street intersection with an abundance of foot site visitors, the challenge was to generate a peaceful dwelling from an existing developing shell. Due to the fact the residence owners are a retired couple, ease of function and all round practicality had been just as critical as the overall design. Our mission was to seamlessly blend these requirements in a seamless and poetic way.
Rather than adding far more region with a second floor, the home was kept to 1 level. The 50’x100’ lot meant that the current footprint has currently been maximized, supplying a 1st floor area at 2,200 square feet. However, the property had excellent bones, permitting us to pierce new window, door, and skylight openings, supplying far more natural light. Walls and unnecessary partitions had been removed, permitting the major region to really feel as a single big space, but within it, containing smaller sized zones.
Security was an essential aspect to contemplate along with the limited outdoor space, so a courtyard with retractable sunshades have been developed to enclose the front yard. Douglas fir wood slats are placed at such a height that these on the sidewalk level can’;t see in, but these at the greater courtyard level can see out.
The heightening of the senses was critical all through, and informed the selection of rich materials with tactile qualities. Douglas Fir wood was employed for the siding as properly as the doors and windows with copper gutters and downspouts lining the exterior eaves. Walnut wood flooring and cabinetry are consistent all through the house. Limestone paving is utilized in the courtyard, whilst Argentinian cobblestone announces the driveway and entrance. Water-jet stone is employed at at the fireplace, Kitchen backsplash and in the Master Bathroom, allowing a custom made grooves into the stone.
Attention to specifics create special elements of surprise and wonder to the little space. A single of these information was the creation of a dam-much less level shower exactly where the slab appears to float as the water falling off the edges and disappearing. An additional was the use of white panels on the casework that can slide, tilt and re-positon to hide the tv or any undesirables on the shelves.
Fountains and water components add white noise to decrease the sound of street site visitors even though the landscaping was created to screen, however give a sense of calm and reflection.”
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