An ipe core houses a powder room and kitchen, where blackened hot-rolled steel “blinders” have a supple wax finish.
The husband, who uses a wheelchair, gains access to his office by going outside, up the sidewalk, and through this rear entrance.
A large skylight makes the living area feel like a courtyard, and clerestories brighten the master suite behind it. A shade inside the skylight protects the owners’ artwork from direct sun.
Two pocket doors on the street side of the ipe container allow for two-zone heating and divide the public and private realms.