From the street, this home by architect David Coleman appears as a straightforward stack of modern, white boxes. Moving past the cinder block privacy wall, however, a sense of complexity unfolds. The most prominent feature upon entering the front courtyard is the massive polycarbonate wall that reveals the inner structure of the home’s walls. It produces a lantern-like effect at night and allows the home to rely almost solely on natural daylight. The roof of the home is sloped toward the back of the site, following the terraced landscape. Large sliding doors dominate the side of the house that faces the yard, creating connection between interior and exterior. On his website, Coleman says, “The material palette has been minimized to focus attention on the spatial experience.”
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