Friday, September 30, 2011

A mid-century modern home rises in Kansas

Here are some more pictures of the Irvin residence. It is a mid-century modern style home being built near Lawrence, KS. It is a ranch design with a walkout basement. Some of the features are an Eichler style low-pitched gable roof with exposed beams and large trapezoidal windows.

The roof is on and some of the windows have been installed. In the other picture you can see that the interior walls are all in place. The glulam beams supporting the roof offer a large open area inside while maintaining a thin roof profile. Using this type of beam system is really the only good option as opposed to using trusses in the roof which would require more depth. The exposed beams also improve the appeal of the home.

I hope to have more pictures to post in the next few days.

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