Built as a retreat for a small family, this new contemporary home is built on a lot across the boundary between deciduous and redwood growth zones. This transition is reflected in the house itself as a joining of two pavilions. The gently sloping woodlands without are brought into the home via well-shaded walls of glass within two enveloping roof-wall planes. The entry corridor occupies the space between these two folded planes.
The differing heights and extensions of the two pavilions reflects their contrasting functions as the public and private wings of the home. The family wing is lower and more intimate, while the more formal side with its elevated ceiling overlooks a rock garden with an exceptionally majestic redwood tree.
Anticipated completion: 2011