Located on five acres of gently sloping tree covered land in Great Falls, Virginia, this new house attempts to create its own context by drawing from a mixture of residential motifs, chief among them, the stone and timber structures of the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies.
The one and one-half story house hides more than 12,000 square feet of space within its diminutive clipped gable roof structure, providing many easy grade access points to the front drive court and wooded back yard. The exterior of the house is covered in stone found in quarries in central Delaware. The stone extends from grade up to two major horizontal datum lines controlled by the first floor windows on the house - at the sill of the window or at the mid-point of the window. The central body of the house is covered in traditional stucco, with timber headers above each window and exterior door. The many dormers and triangular bay windows are sheathed in rot-resistant tongue and groove flush joint mahogany siding. Solid timber outriggers at each major bearing point support the extensive roof eave and rake overhangs. The main roof areas are covered in light green concrete roof tiles, with the smaller, flat roof areas covered in standing seam copper roofing.