A modest ‘entertaining’ house located on a sloping lot in a popular suburban development in Lincoln that will cater to entertainment and the display of many of the artifacts and artworks the family has collected.
Spaces include warming kitchen, living entertaining areas, bunk rooms, movie theatre, billiards, wine cellar, outdoor decks and storage of several vehicles.
Because of strict covenants and material requirements the owner’s vision and program faced many challenges. The layout acts as a two zone obtuse angle. The public zone, clad in glass open to the front and back allow easy access. Private zones occupy the other side of the angle and are clad in concrete and siding allowing for a level of privacy. These zones are connected with a glass viewing corridor which will house art and artifacts. Roof slope requirements were maintained with a reflective metal roof that will catch water. Cast-in-place concrete will serve as the ‘hard’ material requirement for the house with recycled cedar cladding the remaining facades. The result is house that uses the strict requirements to create a contemporary solution which will accommodate program, covenants and the unique nature of the owner’s requirements.