This home proves that a difficult site doesn’t have to be a detriment to exceptional design. Situated on a steeply sloping lot, with a protected stream buffer and a wide non-buildable area surrounding it, the design of this home nests into and responds to the lay of the land. The result is an intriguing series of spaces with curated views at every turn.
The front entry is grounded to the land where visitors enter into a cozy single-story reception – cleverly disguised as double height space from the exterior – where they are greeted with a hidden cocktail bar. A turn to the right reveals the expansive entertaining spaces where guests can enjoy views of the lush rear courtyard or appreciate an existing monumental specimen oak tree in the front yard. From there the home follows the topography to reveal itself in branches of public and private spaces. Originally designed for a creative client, who later gave it up to a friend during construction, the artistic nature of the interior is apparent at every turn.