Exisitng U-Shaped floor plan provided potential for a new courtyard garden entry.
A dry stacked stone wall defines the gardens edge with the surrounding landscape.
The house's main entry is defined by a covered wood deck.
A cedar slat wood screen reaches out past the building corner to frame surrounding views.
The entry path into the garden cuts through the low stone wall at an angle.
Varried stone materials and rusted steel edging define outdoor spaces.
Minimalist details accent areas of the garden.
A floating steel platform is used as a sitting area off the Master Bedroom.
Reclaimed wood timber is used as a stair tread to add to the material pallette.
Steel, rock, wood and glass materials are used in a pure way.

Proposed Projects

Architect of Record: KRIKOR Architecture

Designer + Project Architect: Gregory Mason


Location: Victor, Idaho


All the key pieces were present to make this rough unused outdoor space become a daily part of living. 


The existing U-shaped floor plan formed an outdoor space that created the potential for a new entry courtyard.  Unsightly vegetation was removed from the area along with a rotted out wood deck. 


All building surfaces that surround the courtyard were redesigned with materials to compliment the proposed garden design.  Exterior walls were opened up and new window arrangments were designed to create unique views from inside the house to look into the  Zen Garden.

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Building materials define the character of spaces.  Stone, wood, metal and glass can be used in an honest way that does not try to replicate or imitate.


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