architecture residential kociemba residence
Burbank, California - 1978
To design and build a contemporary 3000 sq.ft. two level
home for a couple with a young child.
A wooded city site a shallow depth.
John & Lynn Kociemba
Owner acting as General Contractor
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The Study Model
In the Preliminary Design Phase, the 1/8" scale study model reveals
the subtlities of the design to the client in three dimensions.
The Plan and Theme
The main level features the Garage, an Entry, Greatroom with Dining area, Powder room, Laundry, and a Kitchen with nook.
The second level has the Master Suite, second bedroom and bath, and a bonus Family room.
The exterior has rough-textured stucco on the side walls and vertical column/fins along the front.
Cuts into the face of the structure are accented with vertical cedar siding reflecting the feeling of the wooded site.
Windows are recessed to help keep the home cool on hot summer days.
Exterior view showing how mature oak tree works with home, Kociemba Residence, Burbank, California, 1978.
Sheltered Entry, Kociemba Residence, Burbank, California, 1978.
Raised Living Room with vaulted ceilings and large fireplace, Kociemba Residence, Burbank, California, 1978.
Open to two levels, the greatroom stretches the length of the eastern facade with large picture windows that provide natural
light and views of the beautiful mature oak in the front yard. The Greatroom steps down following the grade of the land toward
the tiled Hall/Gallery and then again to the Dining room. Exposed beams, and t&g planking accent the ceiling.
Living Room looking toward Entry and redwood accent wall, Kociemba Residence, Burbank, California, 1978.
Kitchen, Kociemba Residence, Burbank, California, 1978.
Located on the lower level, the Kitchen, features natural oak cabinets, a large eating area, and access to the rear deck
and the Laundry room.
Master Bath features oak cabinets with tiled counter and separate WC, Kociemba Residence, Burbank, California, 1978.
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page last revised april 2015