The intent for a high performing architecture with a variety of spatial connections from inside to outside in all seasons works with the context. The entry at the north remains relatively secluded in an entrance courtyard while the south and west portions of the house open up to to take advantage of the light and views toward a nature preserve and bike trail.
The “U” layout of the residence is formed by the separation between bedroom and bathroom areas to the east, the vaulted living areas opening up to the south, and the attached garage to the northwest. The offset, folded roof planes are designed to minimize exposure to western sun and winter winds while allowing extensive south glazing between structural divisions. Eastern clerestory windows frame views of the sky and allow morning light to flood the living and kitchen spaces.