This custom-designed home explores the universal human desires for both orderliness and spontaneity, while firmly rooting itself to the landscape and creating privacy by shaping the terrain. The house functions physically and psychically on multiple levels – as much an intimate retreat for two as an accommodating host to an extended family or numerous guests – thus promoting multiple, overlapping narratives.
- Above: the public face, contained, controlled, consistent.
- Below: the private sphere: free-wheeling and spontaneous.
The home was designed by Tsao & McKown Architects. They’re an eclectic group of accomplished individuals who share an avid preoccupation with the state of the built environment.
“We chose to embrace, rather than deny, this inherent ambivalence – a duality that we believe to be universal to the human condition.” – TsAO & McKOWN