Located on an expansive site overgrown with oak trees and native vegetation, this single family home, was designed around the preservation of existing landscape. Creating an interwoven series of thresholds between existing exterior landscape spaces and new contemporary styled interior spaces, the tangible boundaries of shelter, leave an open-ended assortment of possibilities for interpretation. The home weaves around the existing trees, creating the forms that lends itself to an open plan while taking advantage of the views into the negative spaces created.
The entry, centered between the two main programmatic elements, allows you to immediately experience the site upon arriving, by bringing you underneath the trees, past water features and textures. Upon entering you get a direct view of the pool, terrace and trees beyond. This area falls in the middle of the largest oak trees on the site, creating a lush canopy over the space. Green walls and roofs were added to allow vegetation to exist on horizontal and vertical planes. The green roof on the second floor is an extension of the existing landscape, bringing you from under the trees and into them.