This house was designed in third year of architecture school. It is a very constraining site (42' x 150'). To counter the intensity of public interaction from the street and lack of privacy on the first floor, the West facade is very dominating and has very specific window placement. It is a shield to the public and in the massing models of the East facade you see how much more private it feels and broken up into smaller spaces denoting a comfort level where you face another neighbor instead of two public roads like the West and South.
The long hallway serves as the organizing device within the otherwise free flowing main floor. One is pulled down the hall by the view of the red cedar clad garage at the end and by the light wall opening in the floor above.