View Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects

View Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects

View Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects - Interior Photography, Living Room, Table, Sofa, Windows, BeamView Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade, Garden, CourtyardView Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Garden, Deck, PatioView Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects - Exterior Photography, GardenView Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects - More Images+ 16

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  3000 ft²
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Haris Kenjar
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  B&B Italia, Ann Sacks, Quantum Windows & Doors, Sheoga Hardwood Flooring & Paneling, Sub-Zero, Versico
More SpecsLess Specs
View Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade, Courtyard
© Haris Kenjar

Text description provided by the architects. The primary design directive for this home was to capture abundant lake and mountain views afforded by the site while taking into consideration possible future development with the potential to impede the view.

View Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects - Exterior Photography, Garden
© Haris Kenjar
View Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects - Image 17 of 21
Site plan
View Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Garden, Deck, Patio
© Haris Kenjar

The design solution places living spaces on the top floor, ensuring the view in perpetuity, and incorporates an elevator shaft allowing for aging in place. Formally, the three levels are shifted rather than stacked neatly on top of one another. This strategy reduces the apparent scale of the home, provides a dramatic covered entry experience, and creates a roof terrace off of the living/dining spaces.

View Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Chair, Windows
© Haris Kenjar
View Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects - Interior Photography, Living Room, Table, Sofa, Windows, Beam
© Haris Kenjar

Garage and support spaces are placed below-grade, with the second-floor entry flush with a grade at the high portion of the site. The 15ft elevation change from sidewalk to the front door is mitigated by generous stairs, broken up by a garden space and gateway signifying a transition from public to private realms. Significant existing trees and shrubs were leveraged in the design, creating a rich entry experience and a strong connection to nature from both the entry and upper floor.

View Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects - Interior Photography, Bathroom, Bathtub, Windows
© Haris Kenjar

The home’s strong street presence and bold modernity respond to a neighborhood context rich with excellent examples of mid-century modern architecture.

View Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade, Garden, Courtyard
© Haris Kenjar

Project gallery

See allShow less
About this office
Cite: "View Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects" 08 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/954542/view-ridge-residence-heliotrope-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.