The design of this residence illustrates a contemporary dwelling with its materials, technology and concept, while respecting the traditional rural design and historic zoning codes.
Materials, textures and colors were selected to emphasize differences between the inside and outside of the residence.
Materials and texture were left in their pure and simple natural state. A rough-surfaced larch was chosen for the exterior “skin” to be in harmony with the surrounding garden. The interior “skin” is made of smooth sandy-finish birch which has the feel of a wooden “bower” for precious objects which are deliberate contrast to the Swiss river pea gravel mineral floor. Alone in the heart of the house, the chimney is made of raw stainless steel which is in opposition with the fire.