Designed to embrace the rugged setting and natural light, the Bellevue House fulfills the request of a home that's "full of light and close to nature." The modern volume takes on an L-shaped form that's sited to allow for expansive outdoor rooms, including a private terrace off the master, a meadow-court, and a terrace-court. Divided among two wings, the interior's public areas are housed in a glazed pavilion supported by concrete pillars and topped with a sculpted origami roof. The transparent facade fills living spaces with natural light while their wooden frames highlight views of the surrounding mature trees. Private rooms are placed in the dark, low-lying volume creating a visual disconnect between the two wings. Throughout the interior, a palette of white plaster walls, blackened steel, and warm wood keep the aesthetic minimal to keep the focus on the rural scenery.
Photos: David Coleman Architecture