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
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.