1. A continuous roofline with mahogany fascia and rigorous rhythm of windows and doors unifies the simple form of the house. A poolside outdoor room is carved out of the volume.
2. Two stucco planes shift to reveal a glass entrance and negotiate existing specimen trees. One square window clad in weathered copper allows views north from the kitchen.
3. Thirteen-foot ceilings, exposed steel frame, natural stucco fireplace wall, and polished brown concrete floors with brass inlay contribute to the warm, timeless modern character.
4. Exposed structure allows light and airy corner windows to the outdoor patio.
5. The client's exquisite collection of objects personalize the house.
6. The stucco wall continues in from outside. Adjacent pantry storage affords open space above limestone counters and dark bamboo cabinets, making the kitchen more room-like.
7. A large window deliberately frames the landscape and projects for side ventilation and to capture east and west light. The faucets are positioned sideways for sculptural effect.
8. The loft-like living/dining room with thirteen-foot ceilings, walls of glass and abundant light, faces south toward the artist's studio. A pair of "dutch" doors open to the landscape.
9. The study/guest room with floor-to-ceiling windows has a door to a private garden. The same brown stain polished concrete floor with brass inlay is consistent throughout the house.
10. In the guest bathroom, a grid of bronze and smoky antique mirror repeats the pattern of the wall of windows, reflects nature, and adds glamour.
11. Heavy blue velvet theater curtains provide warmth and block out light, and a taupe linen layer affords transparency. A full wall of windows and large door open to a private terrace.
12. Two opaque walls face north for privacy from the road and driveway. The site and house plan have a balanced asymmetry, reinforced with the Baroque curve of the pool.
13. The regular rhythm of windows opens up the entire south façade and weaves through the volume to define the outdoor room, separating the master suite from the living spaces.
14. Steps up to the master suite create a more intimate ceiling height and elevate the adjacent terrace from the landscape for privacy. Two piers anchor the continuous roofline.