Pelphrey Dew Residence

Hybrid Jewel

The Pelphrey Dew Residence marries a site-built "jewel" and a pre-fabricated "box" allowing for a hybrid of custom and economy while retaining flexibility. Built in a controlled environment, the box houses the kitchen, bathrooms, electrical panels, and mechanical equipment. Taking advantage of custom construction, the jewel contains the larger, more public spaces of the house and allows for experiences of space and use of materials less achievable in pre-fabricated works of architecture. The house is sited such that the jewel captures views of the hills and meadows below.