Mountain and Brook Home
This project had two major challenges. The first was an almost unbuildable site at the bottom of a steep ravine, next to a stream, on bad soil with underground springs. The second was the different aesthetic desires expressed by each spouse, one modern and one traditional.
The house was split into three pavilions: main Living, Bedroom, and Garage to better adapt to the site. The main pavilion receives south light and has views out all four sides--up and down the ravine, across to the rock outcroppings and to the interior terrace.
The merging of open spaces, broad expanses of glass and strong connection to the outdoors is combined with traditional forms and a predominance of warm materials such as wood and stone.