today’s house is great for a number of different reasons.
- it’s on a hill surrounded by pine trees.
- it’s a beautifully proportioned, rectilinear mid-century house employing some conventional mid-century vernacular elements but utilizing building materials (dark local wood and cinder blocks) that are not traditionally associated with traditional mid-century architecture.
- it kind of reminds me of the brady bunch house if the brady’s had been architects with only one or two children.
- the building materials are heavy and clunky but the overall result is a house that fits almost effortlessly into it’s environment.
- not to be too hyperbolic, but it reminds me of some of the iconic houses of 20th century architecture, like the farnsworth house and the glass house, but perched on a hill in the desert and surrounded by big pine trees.
one thing i’ve learned: it’s kind of hard to take good architectural pictures when you’re looking up at a house on a hill.
hopefully i’ve learned other things, as well, but that’s one thing i’ve learned.
ok, more later.