NY Times did a piece on Frank Konhaus who collaborated with his wife, architect Ellen Cassilly, to design and build their home atop a bluff in Durham, North Carolina. Oddly enough, in an effort to express his design ideas to his wife, he constructed a model of the rectilinear home from Play-Doh. However, he claims that the final product is exactly as he envisioned it. Dubbed “Cassilhaus,” the home is composed of two multi-level structures connected by a bridge in which a 900 square foot art gallery is housed. The gallery was an integral element during the three year design process, and Konhaus says that the space links their lives and art “in a very overt way.” Elsewhere in the 4100 square foot home, double height living areas, strict geometric linearity, and thoughtfully placed windows continue the gallery atmosphere.
Read the whole article at NY Times.
See more images of the Cassilhaus after the jump.