Live Modern: House on Punkinville Road
Architecture & Interiors
As you might imagine, something that is located on “Punkinville Road” might give the impression that it would be adorable. Just oozing with cute. While this home by bruce norelius studio is certainly easy on the ideas, it’s pretty serious about its architecture (despite the precious name of its street).
From Architizer: “A small, simple building footprint that avoided blasting, extensive foundation, or native vegetation disturbance. Two simple rectangular volumes, based on a regular module, stacked perpendicularly, creating “free” space for parking below and outdoor terrace above. Living space on the second floor to maximize distant southerly and westerly views. Construction budget spent on maximizing light and volume, balanced with very modest materials, products and fixtures throughout. Structural design refinement to ensure simple, standard, construction process.
The clients had an extensive, almost obsessive knowledge of architecture, especially the historic, stylistic and detailing language of 20th century contemporary American architecture, and brought that to the collaborative design process. They also stayed true to their goal of prioritizing space and light, and remained untempted by expensive finishes, products and fixtures.”