This is a prototype house of 6429sq.ft—7174sq.ft floor area—of living space, 607sq.ft of two-car garage and an optional up to 3463sq.ft of cellar, designed to go on a minimum of 100ft x 100ft lot. Minimally, a compact 3783sq.ft—footprint three-story design allows for a 20ft x 48ft swimming pool on a 35ft-deep side yard and a 10-car parking tiled pavement on the front yard. The ground floor, a 2519sq.ft. living space, is an open plan containing essentially living, dining, kitchen and family hearth spaces arranged around a stairway core, thus separating the more public living room from the more private family hearth in a logical linear space flow. The living room, a narrow 21ft x 46ft area with a touch of symmetry in a 31ft. tall barrel-vault concrete shell with a brick base, conveys an aura of public on the one side, while on the other side, the combination of the family room and kitchen commands a homely presence. The second floor, 2215sq.ft, comprises essentially four self-contained bedrooms with bathrooms and walk-in closets—two smaller bedrooms, 340sq.ft. each, are sandwiched between the larger ones with picture-bay window alcoves, 693sq.ft to the front and 621sq.ft to the rear. The master bedroom, 1117sq.ft, and the den make up the third floor, 1693sq.ft, not counting the terraces. The third floor is an aluminum and glass penthouse set on top of the brick base, but recessed to allow roof terraces. Distinguishing feature of this house is the unique and subtle architectonic combination of the barrel-vault concrete shell, the sloped penthouse, the terraces and the rectilinear brick base.
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