Modern House on Banbury Road
Conceived as a home for a family of four, the design schema takes advantage of the site’s relationship with the park directly across the street. One is greeted by a covered, terraced entry after slipping into a private garden with pool. Organized in an ‘L’ shape along the north edge of the site, care was taken to balance space, light, views, and privacy. The open, main living space perches above a masonry base and frames the view of the park while clerestory roofs bring in natural light from above. Private areas are placed towards the rear of the home and include a sunken den. A small roof deck provides another place to experience views of the park’s trees as the adjacent sloped roofs capture sunlight at an ideal angle for solar arrays.