Today I'm thrilled to announce we will be following a new local modern home construction project. It's called House 2 as it is the second house designed by the architect for this particular lot near downtown Salt Lake. It is the first single family residence of new construction whose funding source is the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA). The project is in one of SLC's only FEMA Flood Zones, requiring it to be built 1 foot above the flood plain. The project will be constructed as a joint venture by Sausage (Mark Haslam) and Benchmark Modern.
From the architect/owner:
The house is a 1,200 SF, including 2 bedrooms and a bath + a separate Work Space building of 200 SF which includes a half bath. The project will be occupied by a devilishly hansom couple and their child to be. The project parameters and restraints included the owners paranoia, privacy issues associated with an adjacent apartment building and neighboring property, historical precedent and context, zoning restrictions, FEMA restrictions, and budget. The single level house is 'L' shaped and is separated into two volumes, the higher of which contains an open kitchen, living, and dining space and the lower of which contains the bedrooms and bath. The houses primary focus is on a south facing side court with access to the court from all spaces through large sliding glass doors. The recessed entry is covered by a cantilevered canopy that meets the setback of the adjacent covered porches prevalent on the street. Building materials of the project include cladding of blackened cedar and raked cement plaster, bent steel canopies, and clear anodized aluminum clad VG fir windows. The house uses passive ventilation for cooling, and a high efficiency combined boiler, for the radiant heat, and on-demand hot water. The house will be completed by November of 2010.