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MIDDLEFIELD RESIDENCE

While the organic roof form echoes the intersecting curves of the surrounding hills, the plan and detailing of the house identify strongly with the architectural precedents of the area: simple, rectilinear agricultural structures. Thus, the house is a synthesis between a modern form and historical execution.

Houses can reduce the increasing complexity of our lives. The austere plan is devoid of unnecessary space or spatial distractions. The floor plan consists of a single long rectangle, 20 ft by 56 ft. Because the house sits on the highest part of the valley floor, there is a true 360 degree view. The linear arrangement of the rooms on the ground floor enables three-sided views from both the living room and the kitchen, while the dining room, located in the middle with only one exposure, encourages a more inward focus, which helps to emphasize the importance of the family gathering together at mealtimes.

Over the course of the past 10 or so years since the house was built, people have made the following associations with the external form: -radar installation, -VW Beetle, -aircraft hanger, -Iroquois Long House