Fundamental special relationships such as balance, proportion & scale were crucial when taking into account how to create peaceful order & timeless appeal in this large room. Dippold credits the attention to axial relationships between focal elements such as the Sliding Mirror and Refrigerator as well as between the Range and the Fireplace to establishing this equilibrium in the space.
Dippold draws a lot of inspiration from tribal art of indigenous cultures. Pots and bowls from around the world are displayed and back-lit on a veneered shelf prominently above the refrigerator and pantry.
The soaring 24’ ceiling in the Foyer is the new location for the reclaimed tongue and groove wood clad ceiling from the original home. The wood also serves as a backdrop to the second story plant wall designed by Dippold.
Maintaining a sense of Keck & Keck Architecture was the main goal for Dippold. This was accomplished by maintaining the flat roof design, strong horizontal lines created by the passive solar soffits, modular volumetric masses and cedar siding. Dippold credits the success to maintaining many original features on the main level as well as taking into consideration several key design principles on the second story including form, balance, scale and proportion. Window shape and placement were also key to creating balance within the asymmetrical wings of the home.