The modern residence at 1 Vanguard Way defines the neighborhood known as Urban Reserve, which is a model of environmental ingenuity built around streams and ponds to conserve water and dwellings designed with green living in mind. This outstanding home was designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects of New York. Their firm primarily designs museums and public buildings. This home was designed for living with art and nature.
As part of the developer’s eco-friendly theme, the house features geothermal heating and cooling, high-performance windows, spray-foam insulation and an 18,000-gallon cistern that collects rain runoff from the roof.
To tour this home, you start at the top which is the third level serviced by an elevator which houses the primary rooms of the house. Designed with entertaining in mind, the home features a big kitchen with lots of high-end appliances including a Wolf range with double ovens plus there’s a wok burner and an induction cooktop..plus double dishwashers! The pantry is a chef’s dream. The kitchen is divided into thirds by sweeping bright-white, gray-veined statuary marble over sleek walnut cabinets.
The kitchen is truly the heart of this home and flows seamlessly into the spacious dining room and living room with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides. It’s like sitting in a very sophisticated and upscale treehouse.
The master bedroom suite and guest bedroom/study occupy the rest of the top floor.
The second level features the outdoor living areas that are elevated into the tree tops. An outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, outdoor dining room and outdoor lounge overlooking the pool are tucked under the main living level. This level also features a separate home office and bathroom.
The ground level features a motor court, covered parking for three cars, built-in storage, a courtyard with Koi pond and a two-bedroom guest suite round out the dwellings floor plan.
This is a truly unique opportunity to own a work of art for living.