Massively Stoned

On Site November/December 2008 Project Credits Builder: GN Contracting, Arlington, Va.; Architect: David Jameson Architect, Alexandria, Va. A vertical glass slot borders the chimney, letting extra daylight into the space.

On Site November/December 2008 Project Credits Builder: GN Contracting, Arlington, Va.; Architect: David Jameson Architect, Alexandria, Va. The fireplace occupies the corner of the lower-level living room, freeing up the rest of that rear wall for views.

A granite fireplace and chimney anchors the west wall of the kitchen great room.

2008 CHDA Custom Home of the Year Walden, Colo., Residence Entrant/Architect: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, San Francisco; Builder: Byron Miller Construction, Arvada, Colo.; Photographer: David Wakeley The interior deploys archetypal Western imagery in service of Modernist design principles.

2008 CHDA Custom Home of the Year Walden, Colo., Residence Entrant/Architect: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, San Francisco; Builder: Byron Miller Construction, Arvada, Colo.; Photographer: David Wakeley With no high-ceilinged interiors-the better to stay cozy during mountain winters-the house shoots the moon with this two-story open porch.

2008 CHDA Custom Home of the Year Walden, Colo., Residence Entrant/Architect: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, San Francisco; Builder: Byron Miller Construction, Arvada, Colo.; Photographer: David Wakeley With views that stretch for miles and nary a neighbor in sight, one does not need a porch railing for privacy.

On Site January/February 2006 Builder: Landmark Construction, Kirkland, Wash.; Architect: Bernie Baker Architect, Bainbridge Island, Wash. A combination of timber framing and steel beams forms the house’s sturdy structure.

2012 CHDA Renovation 308 Mulberry, Lewes, Del. Entrant/Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect, Washington, D.C.; Project architect: Brian Tuskey, Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect; Builder: Ilex Construction, Easton, Md.; Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie The kitchen/living pavilion has mahogany walls and ceilings, basalt flooring, white marble counters and fireplace, and stainless steel cabinetry.

On Site November/December 2004 Builder: Heggenes Construction, Freeland, Wash.; Architect: Stuart Silk Architects, Seattle, Wash.; Photographer: Benjamin Benschneider Twin opposing shed dormers lighten the voluminous roof of the great room. The chimney “window” gives the second-floor loft a view of the public space below.

Custom Touches March 2006 Quarry House Builder: Stonecraft Builders, Columbus, Ohio; Architect: Phillip Markwood Architects, Columbus; Photographer: Brad Feinknopf

Custom Touches March 2006 Arch Rival Builder: Cal Parlman, Hudson, N.Y.; Architects: Jefferson B. Riley and Charles G. Mueller, Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Centerbrook, Conn.; Stonemason: Ken Makely, Hudson; Photographer: Brian Vanden Brink

Custom Touches March 2006 Rock Star Builder: Michael Hewes & Co., Blue Hill, Maine; Architect: Elliott, Elliott & Norelius, Blue Hill; Stonemason: Freshwater Stone and Brickwork, Orland, Maine; Floor painting: Nicole Herz, Bar Harbor, Maine; Photographer: Brian Vanden Brink

Custom Touches November/December 2003 Fireside Seating Builder: Martha's Vineyard Construction, West Tisbury, Mass.; Architect: Mark Hutker Associates Architects, Vineyard Haven, Mass.; Stonemason: Kenneth Lane Stone and Fine Masonry, Aquinnah, Mass.; Photographer: Brian Vanden Brink

2011 rada Custom / More Than 3,000 Square Feet / Grand Lily Lake Residence, Dalton, Pa. Principal in charge: William D. Loose, AIA, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; principal for design: Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; project manager: Todd Howard, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; general contractor: Warren Breig III, Breig Brothers, Dalton, Pa.; photography: Nic Lehoux The stone fireplace wall echoes the sites existing fieldstone walls.

2011 rada Custom / 3,000 Square Feet or Less / Merit Glass Farmhouse, Eastern Oregon Design principal: Jim Olson, FAIA, Olson Kundig Architects; project manager: Ellen Cecil, AIA, LEED AP, Olson Kundig; architectural staff: Michael Wright, Olson Kundig; general contractor: Louis Perry, LD Perry, Joseph, Ore.; photography: John Clark Glass walls usher in views of the bucolic northeastern Oregon environment. The scenery is the luxury, explains Jim Olson, FAIA.

2011 rada Custom / 3,000 Square Feet or Less / Merit Glass Farmhouse, Eastern Oregon Design principal: Jim Olson, FAIA, Olson Kundig Architects; project manager: Ellen Cecil, AIA, LEED AP, Olson Kundig; architectural staff: Michael Wright, Olson Kundig; general contractor: Louis Perry, LD Perry, Joseph, Ore.; photography: John Clark A heated concrete slab keeps the interiors toasty all year round, and it works well as thermal mass for passive solar. Cross-ventilation throughout the house allows for natural cooling during the warmer months.

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