This quiet composition marries a modern architectural vocabulary with a highly performing and sustainable landscape drawn in similar lines. The light ecological footprint of the landscape is expressed in highly efficient irrigation, rain chains for rainwater collection, landscape as filtration for runoff water, and native planting.
To extend the use of the outdoor rooms in all seasons, simple, vernacular architectural forms with custom porches and covered walkways are a porous frame between the inside and outside. Five separate living areas are threaded between communal areas and linked by landscaped courtyards and terraces. Planted hedges create small and large gathering spaces at grassy lawn areas while rain gardens and cedars are an expressive backdrop. The edges of the site are buffered by a stand of bamboo, with colorful perennials that create an extended visual line from the central porch, along a linear pool and stretch out to the horizon.