homeowners wanted an understated, yet ultra modern design; they
envisioned flowing and open spaces with minimal, clean and crisp
lines. Through the design process we discovered that the homeowners,
avid architecture aficionados, yearned to own a Hugh Newell Jacobsen
With a few modifications we were able to incorporate their
requirements and Hugh’s Dream House design. Using the Dream House
as the foundation, we built a home of their dreams. Although we
adapted the design to meet our client’s distinct needs and aesthetic
desires, our mission was to maintain the proportions and integrity
intrinsic to a Jacobsen plan, and the Dream House itself.
From an aerial vantage point, the house takes the form of an “H,”
achieved by arranging 3 pavilions, joined at a perpendicular angle.
The modern, pavilion-based residence has the signature marks of a
Jacobsen composition: simple, gabled forms, rectangular in plan,
flat arches, and linear roof lines, and is now a centerpiece in the
neighborhood. The spaces throughout the home are intentionally
simple in their organization and geometric form in order to frame
and give balance to the modern pavilion-based residence.