The house is divided into three sections connected by a series of outdoor galleries.
Johnsen oriented the building vertically to minimize the amount of grading and landscaping necessary for construction.
Estate Bungalow in Matugama, Sri Lanka, by Narein Perera as published in Cabins (Taschen, 2014).
Rocks that were unearthed while digging the foundation make up the hardscape in the rear, beyond the open porch.
The site needed a path that would let residents easily ascend from the bank to the house.
Although not too far off the road, this home looks tucked away in its pine grove.