Lighthouse Sound Residence, Bishopville, MD, 2002

This residence was designed to reflect the local “farmhouse” vernacular on its public side, while opening up to the light, the views, and the summer breezes on its private side.  Simple rhythms give the house motion and reflect its location near the ocean.  Long axis’ are used to expand the apparent size of the house and focus attention on the views outside.  The South-facing elevation opens dramatically to capture natural light and summer breezes.

When buildings talk, it is never with a single voice. Buildings are choirs rather than soloists; they possess a multiple nature from which arise opportunities for beautiful consonance as well as dissension and discord Alain de Botton