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This new small home set on a knoll overlooking the town of Healdsburg has been constructed of undecorated materials and shapes. The client's request to simplify as many aspects of home ownership and program as possible has been addressed with a pared down, rational and minimalist composition of the most basic elements of dwelling. To the north, the house is protected via a standing seam metal skin from the neighbors' views in. To the south, the house opens up toward views of the rolling hills beyond. The spine of the home acts as a portal between the public and private realm, a hub for services and a constant point of reference, blending the lines between inside and out.

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