Architectural Series – Pinnacle 350 Structural Ridge System
Project: Broadwater II Location: Arnold, Maryland Architects: Alt Breeding Schwarz Architects
Broadwater II was part of a larger compound of cottage style houses on the neck of the Magothy River.
“It was important to blend the architectural aesthetics and detailing with the established cottage style homes in the neighborhood,” said architect Scarlett Breeding. “We wanted the new home to flow seamlessly into the garden and its surroundings to maintain a connection with the outdoors.” Gables connected each structure, so in order to preserve the purity of the gable forms in the cottage-like structure, a transparent material was needed.
“The home sits on an area surrounded by amazing water views and broad sky so maintaining and accentuating the sky elements of the house was very important,” says Breeding. “We wanted to open up the upper levels of the structure and extend the feeling of the room right up to the sky.”
Utilizing Wasco’s Architectural Series, the architects designed seven custom Pinnacle 350 Structural Ridge skylights with Low E glass to create the uplifting feeling. “We also wanted the skylight frame to be flush with the roof surface to preserve the beautiful sight lines” said Breeding, “Wasco’s engineering department worked closely with us to sink the skylight structure into the roofline and create a custom gutter system. They were great partners and the owner is ecstatically happy!”
Even with the modern design and all the glass, the house creates a feeling that’s warm, friendly and inviting.