Every once in a while comes that great project that reminds you of why you do what you do. 2407 Vine is one of those unique projects. The clients had obtained a rare lot next to City Park. They requested a home that was open, flexible, and full of light. The lot was especially tight at just 34 feet wide. Because of the tight lot most of the site and outdoor space would be taken up by the building footprint to meet the required program.
The idea with this home was to make every space then open up and connect you to the outdoors. You enter the main level through floor to ceiling door and window facades. The living room has a stained concrete floor that goes continuously from the inside to a large back patio separated by a full length folding glass door. On nice days the entire wall of doors is opened up to create a continuos space between the living room and the back patio. A custom walnut table with castor wheels was fabricated for the space. On nice days they could simply role the dining room table outdoors.
At the second level all the bedrooms have large framed windows and a large expansive deck opens up from the master bedroom.
A spiral staircase leads to 3rd floor roof top deck with amazing views to the city skyline and mountains to the west and city park to the east. A floating roof provides cover from the sun and light rain, and a large hole in the center provides views to the night sky.
The key ingredient for the success of this project was the intimate involvement from the start of the project as the architect to the completion of the project as the general contractor.