A Crisp, New Ranch Nestled Among the Pines
Innovative site work and a thoughtful floor plan preserve views and a stand of mature pine trees.
It was an overcast morning when Tonya and Heiko Schoenfuss came back to our office. They had been interviewing architects for some time before finally deciding to work with our firm. As far as I could tell, a freestanding fireplace that we had designed for a new home was ultimately what brought them back to us. The fireplace had a broad palette of materials including stone, steel, wood, and concrete, yet the simple and crisp joinery between the dissimilar materials seemed to resonate with Tonya and Heiko. On their return to our office, they brought both a survey of their building lot and a thoughtful vision for their home. Although they made it clear that they honored the design process and had no preconceptions about what form the house might take, Tonya and Heiko shared a love of well-crafted living spaces with clean lines.
During our meeting, I learned that…