House M1.1

This house is a panoramic expression of the site, a large field gently sloping down to a river with a forest backdrop. The form sequences the program along a main corridor to provide each space with its own view.

Concrete panels enclose most of the building but are pulled apart at the great room for expansive views through two story glass. The top of the panels makes a sort of waist, above which is cedar treated with the Japanese shou sugi ban technique for preserving exterior wood.

Walnut millwork and countertops add rich grain to contrast the simple interior finish and exposed concrete floors.