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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Moorpark Country Club Estates and Moorpark Highlands Luxury Home Specialist #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor

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Designed by Ayutt and Associates, this contemporary two-storey residence is situated in Bangkok, Thailand.

Description by Ayutt and Associates

YAK01 is a new modern design house located on Yen Akat Road, Bangkok, Thailand. The house is specifically designed for a small modern family. It is composed of a 560 sq.m private land and 500 sq. m usable internal space. Even though the usable space of the land is limited, but the client still wanted a large greenery area to enjoy, as well as a modern house with sun shades and rain protections. After numerous hours of design planning and meetings, the architect proposed cantilevering practically half of the house over the ground floor area. This would liberate more space in the garden while following the regulations.
The house is designed in L shape to enhance the usable space and green area. One side of the wall of the house is designed close to an adjacent plot of land to maximize the green space. The bathrooms, service areas, storages and staircases are located on the south as buffer zones to absorb the heat and provide more privacy for the main private space. Most of glass walls are in the north of the house in order to receive natural sunlight since the northern sunlight is the least intense in Thailand. In addition, 50 percent of the land is an open space for gardening that can be visible from every angle of the house. The swimming pool is positioned in parallel with the building to draw cool air into the house. The architect’s main concerns are to keep the building cool during daytime and provide cross-ventilation from opposing windows for every room. The layout not only satisfies the client’s need, but also provides a natural ventilation and generous outdoor area compared with that of a small plot with similar surrounding properties.
The ground floor is arranged as a Thai traditional house design with a central courtyard that functions as a feature foyer and distributor before accessing to the main living space. A staircase enclosed in a glass box is floating over this underlying front garden as a main feature for the entrance.
The main living space is located in the center as the floating pavilion where the family can enjoy the outdoor garden and swimming pool. The living space directly connects to the terrace, the garden and the swimming pool with double -height folding windows that facilitate the fusion of spaces. The approach of situating a swimming pool in the back of the house produces a space that is diverse and suitable to various activities.
The master bedroom upstairs is entirely cantilevered over the whole length of front foyer. It is designed in a cubic shape to create feature architectural element. The design does not only enhance the aesthetic element but also provide shading to the residence in the same fashion as a traditional Thai house. To incorporate a modern feeling to the house design, the architect installed customized Silver Aluminum Extrusion Strip vertically on the wall of the master bedroom and master bathroom. The strips make the house look like a silver box floating on a black granite sheet below. This Aluminum strips are also designed for air buffer insulation to cool down the main bedroom space.
The other two bedrooms are located on another side of the house by extending on top of the swimming pool on a cantilevered concrete slab enclosed by a big glass wall with black aluminum composite cladding.
Photography courtesy of courtesy of Ayutt and Associates Design
- by Matt Watts

Monday, March 21, 2016

Moorpark Country Club Estates and Moorpark Highlands Luxury Home Specialist #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor

Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®               Featured Listing                   Time to Sell Your Home?  

Interest Rates Remain Stable “Markets had little doubt that the Fed would leave the funds rate unchanged at last Wednesday’s meeting—futures markets implied only about a 5 percent chance of an increase before the announcement,” wrote Pandl and Struyven. “Yet the decision was clearly a major dovish (no inflation on the horizon) surprise for markets, with interest rates declining across the curve and the dollar falling against other developed market currencies.”

Description by Giordano Hadamik Architects

The villa plays with the cultural landscape of the Ligurian terraces becoming part of it.
The natural stone facades have large openings facing the valley and the sea.
The villa is composed of two half subterranean volumes arranged on a single floor, following the morphology of the ground and creating a noble central entrance which leads one side to the large open space living with dining area and kitchen and to the other are 5 bedrooms which all benefit from a private outside space and views over the sea. The sun deck situated in front of the living room opens up to the 4x14m infinity swimming pool overlooking the magnificent valley. The corridor and service areas are all naturally illuminated by large openable skylights.The Villa incorporates a pantry, laundry, storage rooms, technical service rooms and external storage in the garage with 2 parking spaces
Significant containment walls create a continuity between the building, the interior and the external surrounding. The garden patio and the sun shading canapies create an mediating filter between inside and outside. The green roof contributes to the harmonic insertion into the landscape and minimizes the visual impact of the building. To increase the natural environment, the house is surrounded with mediterranean essences. The permeability of the terrain is maximized by using a combination of gravel and timber surfaces.
The highly isolated subterranean shelf and the efficient control and use of solar and renewable energy, reduces significantly the energy consumption of the building while obtaining a superior house comfort, bringing the building up to Passivhaus standards.
Great care was placed in the design of the openings to reduce visual impact and to optimize the thermal insulation of the building.
The windows play a key role in the project maximizing views and light. Large openings from floor to ceiling are designed to create an effect of continuity between inside and outside.
All frames are integrated in the structure to visually disappear, both from the outside through the natural stone cladding and the timber flooring and from the inside through the suspended ceilings and the incorporated timber furniture or plasterboard cladding to the walls.
In the living room, the large corner window of six meters which continues for another one and a half meters becomes one of the most significant points of the house. The hidden frame enhances the effect of lightness and transparency framing views of the pool, the big oak tree, the patio and into the valley and the sea.
To minimize any possible thermal bridge, the thresholds were laid on insulation with high mechanical strength (Cellular glass boards),while the top and the side of the fixed glass frame are fully framed by insulation.
The sliding glass window which leads onto the patio which functions as a filter zone allows a visual continuity of the internal exposed concrete wall to the external stone wall.
Photography courtesy of Giordano Hadamik Architects
– by Matt Watts

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Moorpark Country Club Estates and Moorpark Highlands Luxury Home Specialist #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Moorpark Home Values Could “Spring Forward” This Year #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor

Housing Market To “Spring Forward” This Year | Simplifying The Market

Housing Market To “Spring Forward” This Year

Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market.