There are two characteristics of site the Tree House reveals: the gradual slope along its length and a forested ravine with a seasonal stream at the rear of the lot.
The house turns a quiet face to the street, its horizontal volumes juxtaposed against the slope act as a foil or like a carpenter’s level, explaining the fall of the hill. The entry is punctuated by a translucent stair volume that at once provides balanced daylight to the interior while giving privacy to those using the stairs. Upon entry you are immediately connected to the wooded ravine at the south of the house. Walls of glass in the dining and living areas allow an uninterrupted view. A deliberately slow stair leads from an outdoor dining room to the ground creating a conscious experience of descending from the adjoining tree canopy.