Creating a residence with an open floor plan, that ties the exterior with the interior... the Kunze Residence enhances the sensory experience.
Through the thoughtful play of volume, scale, light, color, and material; this open plan creates a dynamic play of spaces. One of the strongest features of this open plan is the transition of how the exterior and interior are tied together. Utilizing natural stone, monotone colors, concrete lintels, and engaging landscaped planters helps ground the residence.
The simplistic form of the house along with the clean lines found within, give a contemporary feel that is comfortable yet not over powering. While the plan of the house is indeed "open", the varying spaces of the house are bound together by a common circulation path that is further enhanced by level and material changes.
The lifestyle of the Owners (Dave and Kathy Kunze) are truly reflected in the design and final product of their home. Entertaining and providing subtle get-togethers for family and friends is easily distinguished by the ability of having large operable window walls from the family room/ dining areas to enhanced exterior porches and seating areas defined by water features and landscaping. The heart of the residence is further tied together with the placement of the gourmet kitchen; being the main gathering space and central point of interest that intertwines the plan together.