A House and Its Garden Are One
A gardener and an architect collaborate to create a house that blurs the lines between indoors and out
Keeping the concepts of building green—proper site planning, water and energy efficiency, and the wise use of materials and resources—in mind, this duo built a comfortable house that sits lightly on the land. Sited on a north-south axis and built long and narrow to maximize cross breezes from the prevailing winds, the home remains comfortable even on the warmest days. Simple design details add character and interest, amd views of the gardens and surrounding landscape are available from any spot in the house.The natural materials used for the finishes and furnishings tie the house to the land and give it a handcrafted quality.