Rock House

Rock House

 

This breathtaking place is covered by a rock bluff that rises into the air with about 120 ft in rocky steps up to it. Nearly 80 percent of the site is inaccessible due to the granite features. In the face of the immensity of the earth before you, it humbles you.

Rock House

 

The task was to preserve the immensity and the calm of the natural beauty and bring it into the home. We devised a way to connect to the rock, allowing the most stable unfractured portion of the rock to be in the living room.

The coolness of the rock gives the home a feeling of stability and strength. Touching the rock daily is a deeply grounding experience.

Rock House

The rock bluff was hugged by the home. Rebar was drilled into the rock and concrete was poured

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Rock House
Rock House
Rock House

 

The courtyard splits the house into two domains. A private sleeping half on the right side and the public living space on the right side. The entry connects to the street, the courtyard and rock bluff beyond.

Rock House

 

A courtyard in the middle of the home allows for a private outdoor place to rest. Or on other days, a great place to entertain.

Rock House
Rock House
Rock House

 

The house sits on the only flat part of the lot and the rock bluff and native vegetation rise behind.

Rock House

 

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Rock House

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