|This house is sited
on top of a small hill with views of the distant mountains, fields of horses
and a small wooded area. From the initial approach, the house is
hidden from view. The driveway winds along the property until the
roof lines are seen from afar. A mix of indigenous materials such as stucco
and local stone, and newer materials such as the pre painted metal roof
create an interesting and unusual juxtaposition.
||The exterior elevations
were inspired by the Cotswolds which were created with steeply pitch roofs,
and dramatic shapes. The resulting interior spaces are generous and
unusual: a rich play of high cathedral ceilings in some areas and low ceilings
more attuned to the human scale. The use of stained natural woods
throughout brings warmth and beauty to the rooms.