White Horse Springs Lane
Located close to a widely used rural road, the original house was well-known for its unique and foreign architecture. Designed in the 1980s in the style of Ricardo Legorreta, the structure seemed out of place in both context and time. Begun as a conceptual project, the design grew into a development proposal to reinvent the structure which had some very interesting features including multiple exterior rooms formed by the various wings of the plan. The proposed design had three main goals: open the house to the impressive mountain views, create a stronger connection to its context through materials palate and textures, and enhance the outdoor spaces to increase the effective area of the home. Additional bedrooms and amenities were also added to maximize the value of the proposed renovation.