Outdoor, Back Yard, Front Yard, Side Yard, and Hardscapes Gawthrop, an avid hang-glider who is a member of the U.S. Soaring Team, wanted the home to evoke flight; the standing-seam roof from Metal Sale is held up by wire struts to resemble a plane’s wing.  In the foreground is the rock formation designer Alan Nicholson had excavated.  Photo 6 of 8 in Geological Formation