house where art and science intertwined
A residence designed for a couple with varied interests. This home is a modern stand-out in a neighborhood of traditional style bordering a small, private lake. Conceived to support their eclectic interests and informal gatherings. Some evenings, there is a brass quintet rehearsing, while others there is a quiet dinner party. The couple’s intellectual thirsts are housed in a personal office, a private study, and in a forty-thousand volume library. A small potting room integrated and hidden within the core of the home satisfies container gardening pursuits.
Carefully positioned for the natural views and sloping topography, the home gracefully blends the indoors and out. Custom glass walls blur this line as well. The couple’s passion for Japanese style leads to the use of a Genkahn or lowered entry level. This signals the transition between inside and out. The hard floor surface is where guests are invited to remove their shoes and ascend a single, graceful step into the home. Accessibility is a growing concern. So, to resolve this conflict of steps, we created contrasting ramps or bridges to make the transition.
NLH Landscape Architects
Jon Miller Architectural Photography
- New Construction
- Single Family Residence