The interior aesthetic becomes more intimate in the smaller, private rooms; personal effects, children’s toys and a more nuanced color palete scale down the single height bedrooms and study. The master bedroom, perched on a loft above the central space, features a lavatory and shower built into a frosted glass wall. The translucent partition creates a private zone for the resident couple, yet allows light to flow into the space from the south. This design maximizes illumination with natural daylighting, while diminishing the need for windows in the bedroom itself, lowering the heat gain and loss in the room to save energy. As an added bonus, we can only imagine that the exhibitionist nature of the shower certainly must create some suspense for the inhabitants!
In the loft, as in the living room and kitchen areas, ducts and piping are exposed to view, as are the metal decking of the floor and its supporting beams. While the house is now furnished and occupied, it proudly bares its mechanical and structural bones as a testament to its amazing efficiency.