WAVERLY ROAD RESIDENCE
3,000 SQUARE FEET
This modern dwelling was constructed in an established neighborhood characterized by 1950's and 60's low profile modern homes. The architecture of this project strives to relate to this context in both form and material selection; while clearly maintaining a unique identity. Selection of the 'flat roof' is a direct reference to many of the homes in the vicinity as is the use and color of the brick. From a technical perspective, the house was designed with large overhangs to protect the walls and windows from the intense Florida sun. Glazing units are 1\" thick, insulated and tinted to reduce heat gain during the cooling season. Passive cooling is integrated into the design by the use of operable clerestory windows at the bridge level. Programmatically, the home is designed around the active lifestyle of two active professionals and two young girls. The plan is organized around the core living space that serves as both the heart of the family's daily lives and host to large family and social gatherings. Generous use of floor to ceiling glass promotes a strong connection with the outdoors while providing an open, spacious feeling to the interior.