The client wished to create an "urban villa", a retreat within the city that reflects her interest in simplicity, art and global culture. The house is designed around a courtyard which is the focus of the house. An exterior stair links the lower courtyard to an upper terrace that leads to a media/entertaining room. This extends the outdoor experience from an inward focus courtyard with water and fire to an upper level outward focused space with spectacular views of the mountains. Restrained use of materials of wood and regular window placement further build on the idea of a simple, elegant urban villa. In collaboration with bldg.collective.
Cost: cost withheld
Data: 3500 sf (including basement) + 365 sf garage