Only a small portion of the seven acre site was build-able, a gentle knoll, roughly 6% of the land. From there were panoramic views of the ocean and protected wetlands.
We used the knoll as a plinth for a cluster of small buildings and linked them with a wall of local granite. This helped distinguish man-made and natural forms as well as manicured and un-manicured grounds. The deliberately small lawn quickly gives way to grassy meadows, woods, and the ocean beyond. The result is a low-scaled compound with sheltered outdoor spaces for entry, entertaining and work.
Interiors: Oz Maille / Builder: Robert Wood / Photographer: Warren Jagger