Addressing security and privacy for the inhabitants, the strategic arrangement of the perimeter walls creates an introspective atmosphere. A vernacular appearance and stone gable roof was maintained to reference the zoning requirements of the established residential fabric. A shallow pool surrounds the home while a void between the masonry walls allows fish to swim freely into an open air court and abut the large glass windows bordering the ground level.
Outward views from the interior consist of a palette of gray brick and green leafy vegetation mirrored within the reflective water. The solid walls enable natural light to filter inward providing a soft ambient illumination. The closed front elevation is contrasted along the rear of the structure, surfaced with glass windows to provide views of the expansive private garden. Rooms are configured to overlook the grounds producing a feeling of isolation within the densely developed neighborhood.