Japanese House by Cold Mountain Builders
A set of buildings designed for a professor of Japanese culture and a painter. The house, studio and a detached dining pavilion are sited on the edge of an old orchard and a meadow sloping to the shore of the harbor. The house is positioned to take advantage of each of the views to the water and the meadow beyond. The roof forms, with their minimal pitches sloping in different directions, the weathered siding engaged by stucco panels on the exterior walls are evocative of traditional architecture in rural Japan.