6,400 sf 5 bed, 5.5 bath
1,600 sf basketball court
This home was designed for a couple with two children. Our clients wanted a design that merged their interest in contemporary architecture with the warmth and elegance of a French country home. Program requirements included space for multiple generations and aging in place, a minimalist home office, sport court, and a great room with a strong connection to the outdoors. The result is a modern reinterpretation of classic design—think Apple store in the Loire Valley.
A white brick façade is paired with high-contrast black exterior details and set against a lush garden landscape. The design integrates elements of contemporary and traditional architecture.
Welcoming you inside is a two-story oval entry hall with a floating elliptical staircase. The floor plan maximizes natural light. At the center of the home is the kitchen which opens to a family room with French doors that step out to the landscape. An edited palette of materials provides design continuity across the rooms.
The home’s refined style belies a structure designed for active family living. There are three levels below grade: a basketball court with a viewing lounge; a fully-equipped gym; and home theater. The footprint of the lower levels is larger than the house—the basketball court is located below the driveway and has an 18-foot ceiling.
Sustainable elements include durable and recycled materials, high-efficiency mechanicals, solar and electric car charging infrastructure, a tight thermal envelope, and drought-tolerant plantings.
This home was designed for a couple with two children. Our clients wanted a design that merged their interest in contemporary architecture with the warmth and elegance of a French country home. Program requirements included... read more