Two pavilions form an ‘L’ formation around a landscaped courtyard, protecting the home from western sun and inclement winds. The courtyard level matches the original peak of the site. The wet edge swimming pool defines the opposite edge, creating the home’s focus. A space in which to sit or lie outdoors, move through, and to observe from. Landscaping creates a subtle reflection of the greater environment: the pool – ocean; the grass and mounds – plains and hills; the native bushes – distant mountains of the D’Aguilar Range.
This is a home for observing the landscape; its secluded, elevated position offers constantly shifting views of clouds and their play over the ocean, plains, and the ancient monolithic forms of the Glasshouse Mountains. These vistas are available from exposed, dynamic positions where one can be immersed in nature and the greater landscape; or where one can pull back from it and observe in comfort.