House overlooking the American River

"…an exuberant jewel in the landscape, a radical, architectonic form,…in the manner of Cubist inspired buildings like Le Corbusier's Chapel at Ronchamp."

—The New York Times

"…a method of composition inspired by abstract painting and sculpture."

—The Times, London

"…a superb work of art… a spectacular work of architecture, beautifully crafted, sensitively located and a celebration of the interaction of interior and exterior space."

—Architect's Journal, UK

"…a marvel of complexity…it is like a finely wrought, three dimensional composition."

—Interior Design Magazine, USA

The house is a combination of flexible living space, art studio and gallery. It provides a tranquil and sheltered environment from which to enjoy a rich natural landscape.

The relationship between the natural environment and the house is central to the design. The sculptural form curves to take advantage of spectacular river views.

Uninterrupted glass walls open the room up to the landscape and the boundaries between exterior and interior are blurred. The occupant feels fully immersed in a benign landscape; the effect is contemplative and peaceful. Sunlight reflecting off the water dapples the ceiling with dancing patterns, constantly changing with the progress of day.




  • American Institute of Architects Award – AIA award for design excellence
  • Robb Report – World's Top 30 Architects
  • Trends Magazine – Top 50 American Houses




  • Venice International Architecture Biennale, Italy
  • American Institute of Architects Exhibition, USA
  • Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, USA
  • Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA San Francisco, USA
  • Bearspace Gallery, London, UK
  • Mills College, California, USA


Book and magazine covers


  • The New 100 Houses x 100 Architects, USA
  • The Architects‘ Journal, UK
  • San Francisco Magazine, USA
  • Architecture and Landscape, China
  • Trends Magazine, Asia
  • Braun, Collection Houses, Germany
  • Interprofil, Germany
  • Design Room, Hungary
  • Trends, New Zealand and Australia
  • Taburet, Russia




  • The New York Times, USA
  • The Times, UK
  • Revisiting the Glass House, USA
  • California Home and Design, USA
  • Interior Design, USA
  • Structure as Design, USA
  • West Cost Rooms, USA
  • Trends, USA
  • The Robb Report – World‘s Top 30 Architects, USA
  • The Robb Report Collection, USA
  • The Robb Report, Luxury Living, USA
  • House of Business, USA
  • At Work at Home, USA
  • Architectural Drawing, USA
  • Luxury Living, USA
  • At Work At Home, USA
  • Archelo, USA
  • The Guardian, UK
  • BBC Collective, UK
  • FLUX, UK
  • Self Build Magazine, UK
  • Outer Spaces, UK
  • Metro, UK
  • The Home Magazine, Bulgaria
  • Prestige Architecture and Design, Canada
  • Architectural Highlights 2, China
  • Facing the Future – Architecture Trends, China
  • Atlas of World Architecture, Germany
  • Hauser, Germany
  • Islands of Contemporary Architecture, Germany
  • 1000 X Architecture of the Americas, Germany
  • Domus, Italy
  • Time Space Existence, Italy
  • The Property Council of New Zealand
  • Trends, New Zealand and Australia
  • Archi Volta, Poland
  • Dezona, Russia
  • Artindex, Russia
  • Designing Ways, South Africa
  • Waterside Homes, Spain
  • 200 Tips for House Design, Spain
  • Aprovechando el Espacio, Spain
  • Disenart, Spain

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