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Chris and Laura Porter’s new master suite connects to the rest of the house via an indoor/outdoor bridge that comprises a covered deck and small library; Bonelli windows and Fleetwood sliders look out on a landscape designed by Christine Ferris.
An exterior view of the property.
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Exterior
Exterior
View from outdoor porch by Low Design Office
The house from the road.
View on the house from the valley.
Site placement was a lengthy process as the architects searched to optimize seclusion and spectacular views. Specialists, including ecologist Mark Wapstra, were brought on board to survey the site and ensure minimal landscape impact.
The master bedroom is enclosed on three sides, emphasizing the view outward, while the low-slung roof and deep eaves create a sense of horizontality. The bed, nightstands, and light shelf are made from white oak to match the floors; all were designed by the architects.
View from Southwest
West Elevation Detail
View from Boat Dock
The south side with reclaimed frosted glass and operable windows.
Imagining a second home as a cottage retreat gave the team the creative opportunity to “think about how you want to live in comparison to how you’re living,” says Adair. To their clients, this meant centering their daily experience around family, nature, and socialization – emphasizing simplicity and cutting out excess.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) was installed for the flat roofs.
Vertical cast-in-place concrete walls break up the building's horizontal forms.
Set between massive oak trees, the home was sensitively placed to minimize site impact.
"The roof of the lower level becomes the terrace of the upper level, with unobstructed views to the south," says principal architect Robert Swatt.
Track lighting illuminates the gallery space at night.
Round concrete blocks leading to a sliding door entrance contrast against the volume's unique angular shape.
Full-height glazing mainly wraps around the west and south sides of the structure to frame views of Camelback Mountain.
The new addition sits adjacent to a landscaped courtyard and an existing fire pit. Camelback Mountain can be seen in the distance.
Elevated above a desert wash, the studio is supported by six 36-inch diameter concrete caissons.
Twelve-foot-tall weathering steel panels clad the new addition. Standard modules were used to speed up the fabrication process.
Looking north, the a clear contrast can be seen between the new steel-and-glass art studio and the existing stucco residence.
In the entrance, a team with the general contracting firm Martha uncovered an abstract mural that Engels painted himself and then plastered over. He also made the geometric door handle. Simon speculates that Engels sourced the marble, found all over the house, from Expo ’58, after the pavilions had been dismantled.
Villa Engels, the home of the esteemed Belgian modernist Lucien Engels (1928–2016), was falling apart when its second owners bought it in 2013. Yet due to its heritage status, any changes they planned would have to be approved by the provincial preservation office. Engels completed the elongated, cantilevered residence in 1958, the same year he finalized the master plan for Expo ’58, the Brussels World’s Fair that famously featured the Atomium.
Pereira’s modernist ranch for Firestone combined "the strength of his commercial work with the lightness that desert living demanded." The timeless home still looks every bit as contemporary today as it did when it was originally built.
A look at the exterior of the home.
Here's the entrance to The Mothership, which is flanked by lush landscaping.
Topped with a copper roof, the round house is the largest of the property’s three homes. Gleason affectionately nicknamed it “The Mothership.”
Silverman & Cika’s Robert Cika, a former student of Frank Lloyd Wright, was the architect behind the project.
Used as a retreat from New York City, the Hudson Valley home includes a broadcasting studio so Gleason could work in a quieter environment.
The roof has a large tongue-and-groove wood overhang that shades the pool deck and outdoor dining area.
Charred hardwood sourced from the Eco Timber Group clad the exterior. Operable glazing now establishes a seamless indoor-outdoor connection.
The home is surrounded by an acre of woods and overlooks the Great Salt Lake which provides stunning sunset views.
The smaller of the two existing buildings, this renovated structure houses two bedrooms. A glass overhang was installed above the passageway linking the historic structure with the concrete addition.
The exterior of the home is layered for privacy and shade. Alaskan cedar siding adds an elegant and dramatic modern touch.
The distinctively designed property has a strong connection with its surroundings. Glass-enclosed bridges join the towers, and sliding glass doors seamlessly connect with the outdoor space.

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