Riverview House

Riverview House

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

2015 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Merit Award
2014 International Design Award - Honorable Mention

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

 

Riverview House

Riverview House

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

Riverview House

Riverview House

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

Riverview House

Riverview House

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

Riverview House

Riverview House

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

Riverview House

Riverview House

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

River View House

River View House

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

Riverview House

Riverview House

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

Riverview House

Riverview House

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

2015 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Merit Award
2014 International Design Award - Honorable Mention

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

Riverview House

Riverview House

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

  Single-Family Home   Location:  Wayne, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters  2015 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Merit Award 2014 International Design Award - Honorable Mention   Project Description:   The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.  The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.  The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.  To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.  The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.  The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.  The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

2015 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Merit Award
2014 International Design Award - Honorable Mention

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

  Single-Family Home   Location:  Wayne, IL  Photos:  Marty Peters   Project Description:   The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.  The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.  The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.  To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.  The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.  The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.  The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

Riverview House

Riverview House

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

Riverview House

Riverview House

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

Riverview House

Riverview House

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

River View Stairs

River View Stairs

Single-Family Home
Location: Wayne, IL
Photos: Marty Peters

2015 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Merit Award
2014 International Design Award - Honorable Mention

Project Description:

The program called for a house that responded to its site with a compact footprint as well a design that framed views of the natural-grassed sloped terrain down to the Fox River, not only from within the residence, but through the exterior.

The traditional residential arrangement of public and private spaces was inverted,   which allowed for transparency through the house and spectacular elevated views from the upper level.  The upper level has an expansive cantilevered terrace and a roof suspended over the lower level, which shades the south and west side during times of high sun exposure.

The lower bedroom level is nestled in the sloping earth, providing privacy security, and an intimate connection to the site.

To minimize the footprint on the site, the house and garage are physically separated and then connected by a suspended tube element that is clad in ipe wood. This enclosed tube is the only structure on the upper level and it houses the fireplace, pantry, and kitchen components.  Adjacent to this enclosed tube is an open glass-lined bridge similarly clad in ipe that floats visitors from the landscape to the front door.

The exterior consists of a simple and modern palette of sustainable and highly durable materials.  The base is exposed concrete, the upper level clad in charcoal anodized aluminum panels, and both use accents of ipe wood to provide visual balance.

The interior finishes include stained walnut flooring, ipe, glass railings, and exposed steel stairs that descend into a 2-story light filled art gallery.

The master bath is bathed in natural light, which pours in from several discrete sources that reflect off of the tiled floors and the partial height exposed concrete wall that separates the bedroom and bathroom. 

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