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This modern home can rightfully be stated to “have every part” — because of a chic, livable design by Bates Masi Architects. That impression of “tons occurring directly” is deliberate: because the architects say, “The shoppers, considered one of whom is the proprietor of a public relations firm, requested that a number of actions might happen all through the home with out interruption; a cocktail party might happen whereas concurrently entertaining a gaggle of youngsters, or friends might come and go with out disturbing the remainder of the household.” Indeed, check out the home from the again yard — with its outside entertaining space and lavish pool — and also you’ll see that you simply not solely “have every thing” at your fingertips, however inside straightforward seen vary, too.

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The home is a collection of packing containers walled by glass for pleasant transparency — with mahogany boards on flooring and partitions for privateness. Travertine is each flooring for the terraces and cladding on parts of the “bins,” every of which has unbiased controls: audio, video, and local weather. Between the “bins” are gardens and patios, bringing mild and “inexperienced” to the proceedings. Perhaps probably the most putting element right here is the fireside; it homes a coat closet and HVAC gear behind an attractive polished bronze façade. (A comparable development technique was employed for the main bedroom headboard…with the substitution of leather-based strips for bronze!) With rigorously deliberate transparency and area sufficient for a crowd, this residence allows its house owners to maintain up with a busy way of life — and “get away from all of it” on the similar time.

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