Belvedere: West Wind and East Wind Houses
The Tree House and the Rock House residences and grounds derive character and richness from a humble understanding of site setting and nature. The idiom of these residences is foremost a well sited home evocative of nature, given form as expression of the materials and natural forces on the site. Set below the level of the road and ridge these homes peak out from behind existing structures and from within the existing tree canopy.
The homes maintain an honesty about their site. Utilizing material harvested from the site, with curved roof forms evoking bending tree canopies and moss covered rock outcroppings and materials that evoke the gray fog spilling down the hillside - the architecture seeks to vest the homes with permanence and a timeless quality amidst an enduring landscape.