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Desert Black House

Spectacular Pool surrounded under very large boulder formations as reflected in the dramatic Black House back-drop. The guiding metaphor from the start was to be "in the shadow of the mountain." Photo - Marc Angeles

Desert Black House

This dramatic wide shot shows the fuller complexity of the house with its bold angles and shifting levels. The carport was literally carved out of 12 feet of solid granite rock.

Desert Black House

Marc Angeles

Desert Black House

The axis of the house was designed precisely to the point of the large boulder at the entry. It was also a way accentuate the emphasis of being dug into the landscape. The steps themselves were custom framed with steel to make the risers. Then, for the steps, I made a mix of decomposed granite and cement so that it was hold up better over time.