Malzahn Residence

Photography by Christopher Gilliland

Communicating with a past era, this multilevel house sits just below a knoll top and spreads like a modern prairie style. With long roof overhangs and projecting spaces reaching out to the native landscape, the building embraces and focuses on its views. V-shaped, the two wings, living and sleeping, are connected by a sandblasted grey block masonry entry turret that modulates the split levels of each wing. The center court is occupied by a trapezoidal infinity pool and deck that connects all of the homes levels in a way that has a closeness, yet private juxtaposition. The materials combine in an honest way using metal, glass, masonry and plaster that allow the power of the building forms to speak.