The owners saw a unique opportunity to depart from the traditional architecture to a more contemporary expression that would be informed by the site, while still remaining respectful to the scale of the original neighborhood.
The tightness of the site required that the square footage be stacked vertically. Layered horizontal roof planes reduce the scale of this verticality while also defining and holding exterior space. The cantilever roof planes extend into the landscape, framing views of the sky and interweaving with the site’s lush landscape.
The ground floor of the house steps with the natural slope of the site, while carefully placed windows between the horizontal planes link the interior to the site and bring in natural light from multiple directions. A clean palette of Swiss quartzite stone, high-performance aluminum windows, and weathered zinc is balanced by the warmth of cedar.