1232 sq. ft.
SANCTUM

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If we lost our access to cheap energy...and had only the sun to warm our houses...maybe solar heating and cooling and related energy considerations would be of primary concern in designing and building a house, but people still would want something "different".

We know (have always known) that shapes create energy fields that influence and move us in ways that may be worth pursuing...or balanced against other considerations. This house breaks the rules...and puts the grouped living areas in the center of the house with four long corridor views in the cardinal directions. Add some kind of clearstory light from the top and you have a dramatic central lair...protected and yet with dramatic light and views.

Three large interesting bedrooms occupy the corners of the modified square...with the fourth corner containing two full baths...in perfect symetry. The created alcoves can be used as entrys...utility areas, library...place for a piano...or in a two level plan a staircase up. With everything you need to live on the first level...the huge second level would made a great studio...with four small protected patios.



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