The Glen House

Among a diverse landscape of meadows, woodlands and terraced rock sits the Glen House, designed by Richard Neutra in 1959.

The house is oriented so that the primary social spaces take full advantage of views toward the landscape; however, the original master suite felt disconnected from the overall site experience.

We worked with our client to develop a new plan that feels true to Neutra’s ethos of blurring the lines between inside and out. By flipping the master suite’s bathroom and bedroom, we were able to enliven the space in a way that feels more closely integrated with the landscape.

“A building can be designed to satisfy “by the month” with the regularity of the provider. Or it can give satisfaction in a very different way, “by the moment,” the fraction of a second, with the thrill of a lover.”
– Richard Neutra

The aerial plan reveals the subtle but important aspects of the new design. There’s a rhythm and poetry at play between the north facing walls—each intentionally offset to create a sense of cadence that unifies the entire house inside and out.

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