||The design of the interior spaces is tightly integrated with the
exterior through window placements. The window are dually informed, of course,
by the spaces behind them as well as their role in the composition of the
facades. Sill height variation relates to both standing and sitting view lines,
and the exterior window patterns continue onto interior walls. As these windows
move into the house, they appear first as exterior windows, then as interior
relights, allowing light to bounce from room to room. Finally, as them migrate
full into the interior, they become shadow boxes.
The colors on the
exterior only hint at what is to be found inside. The initial color palette of
greens and blues came from the owner. Ray interpreted blue as the "center" of
the spectrum and extended the range to include violet.
At bottom right
is the top of the stair tower, where a small reading room takes advantage of
the tree-top level view of the lake.
||The client says...
"I'm here in the master bedroom looking at the blue wall from the
bed, and it frames the far purple wall surrounding the far window really
nicely, which itself has a very interesting set of trees framed in it. Very
cool. It's also interesting with the light from the setting sun coming in
several different windows and illuminating different portions of the