A narrow site, with dense trees surrounding the property high in the mountains, our challenge was to design a Japanese zen inspired retreat. The use of angled pavilions to draw the north light from above and side combined with a courtyard at the rear, provides light to the house whilst maintaining privacy.
Stone and clean formal planting was used to create stillness. The unique design on an elevated hallway – at the same height as the kitchen bench – creates a generous inviting sunken living area. Exquisite.
Project Team – Director – Jo Gillies