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Kim Residence Wins AIA Pasadena And Foothill Design Award

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Thu Sep 24 2020 07:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Kim Residence renovation project is an extensive interior and exterior remodel, and a 900 SF expansion of an existing 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom single-story ranch-style home from the 1950?s. The scope includes contemporizing the interior and exterior, ex

Barely perceptible from the street above, the Kim Residence is designed to blend into the shadows of the La Canada foothills. Set on a slope below the road and shrouded in native oaks and redwoods, the house appears to float under the folding planes of its dark roof, which glows from beneath, through lit clearstories and concealed windows. This gray standing seam metal roof, a defining feature of this enigmatic home, provides textural contrast to the black stained cedar exterior siding and the softness of the surrounding landscape. The energy star rated standing seam metal roof and cool roof reflective paint keep the home at a lower temperature, reducing energy consumption for cooling by as much as 30%. The exterior of the home and the garage door are clad in Western Red Cedar siding, a renewable resource that is harvested from sustainably managed forests.