Commissioned by a highly creative family including a painter, writer, and set-designer, the Lago Vista residence is a vacation home which doubles as an artists’ retreat.
The house is a simple shed structure with a large cantilevering roof covering an expansive exterior patio. The cantilevered structure is further expressed in the foundation in order to convey a sense of levitation.
The entry side of the house is expressed as a wood box containing the functional aspects of the program. Having passed through the utilitarian core, the house opens on all sides toward the patio and creek beyond.