|MONTALTO RESIDENCE, RICHFIELD, OH
OBJECT IN THE LANDSCAPE
1993Simple geometric shapes, based on the golden section, combine with large windows to make a peaceful light filled environment. Set atop a rise an old orchard where views abound. Designed as a minimalist combination of simple architecture and simple landscape. The white cube of the building floats on a circular green plane of lawn, punctuated by an axis of ornamental grasses and facing a crushed limestone motor court. At the interior all is cool white and cobalt blue.With abundant natural light from a variety of sources this bright environment changes constantly with the seasons and the time of day. Served by geothermal technology and designed to respect the elements of nature, the home is both comfortable and energy efficient.