The structures will weather with time, further reinforcing their connections to this place. The building's shape, location and materials all work to connect it to the site.
The vertical reaches of the stone chimneys mark important gathering places in the home, visible from all points on the site. Contrasting areas of airy, open windows and heavy stone speak to notions of shelter and thoughtfully control light and views.
The glazing and openness reinforce this concept. The roof gestures toward views and, like the plane of the deck below, extends outward to the land. The deck appears to hover above the undulating terrain and connects the interior to the exterior.
A desire to capture and exploit all aspects of the site informed this simple detached-structure concept. Moving between each structure refocuses the inhabitants on a variety of experiences, not one particular view.
The different shapes and the decision to separate and reconnect have been reenforced. The framed views, passageways and variety of vantage points are all ways to appreciate the site.
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