A strategy of walls and terraces following the contours of the terrain stitch the main house, a guesthouse, and a detached garage into the hillside. Long walls extend out of these structures, delineating outdoor spaces and blending a sequence of outdoor terraces into the interior living areas. By orienting the house parallel to the slope, all rooms gained access to the expansive views.
Accustomed to city living and the inherent intimacy of spatial constraints, our clients sought a carefully considered approach to public and private spaces within the home. By utilizing the slope to create a series of subtly stepped levels, we were able to delineate spaces while maintaining an open floor plan. A double-height great room acts as a fulcrum between the main living and dining area, bedrooms above, and formal entertaining spaces.