Split HouseBack to Projects list
- 1-5 Stories
Split House, a 3,500 square foot residence on a 1-acre lot, is surrounded by a dense wooded landscape. It is designed for different patterns of domesticity simultaneously: solitude, work, interaction, and relaxation. The house is composed of two distinct buildings, both of which rest upon a common stone plinth or terrace. The terrace between the two volumes functions similarly to the Renaissance double house, Villa Lante: the emptiness at the center of the Villa keeps activity - in short, living - as the focus of the house.
On the north side of the terrace sits the main structure, which holds the main living spaces: living room, dining room, kitchen on the first floor with two master bedroom suites above. In-between is a mid-level library which juts out beyond the north facade. Opposite is the studio building, which holds a pool cabana and single car garage on the first floor, and guest bedroom and artist studio above. Split House is composed of wood and steel framing, limestone clad walls, and darkly stained wood siding on the upper levels.