Arts and Crafts Residence
A rugged masonry hunting lodge previously on the site. Its stone walls constructed of large boulders were reminiscent of the arts and crafts movement, which became the point of departure for the design of this hilltop estate. The heavy timber framing used throughout derives from the arts and crafts movement, but it is modernist in its expression of structural construction methods. The design celebrates the way material come together to support the particular element. This can be seen in the way the beams thread through the typical four poster columns or the way a railing post is secured or how it supports a handrail. A curtain wall constructed gallery for contemporary glass separates the main house from the guest house. An exterior covered porch wraps the living and dining rooms. The entire structure hugs the crest of the hilltop and overlooks a man made coy pond. Oak is the primary material, used for floors, walls, staircase and ceilings.