Liotta Residence

The design process for this house followed a unique path, in that we did not meet the client until after the design was essentially complete.  We worked from a client-created book of programmatic needs and images that caught their eye.  From that, we successfully competed against two other architecture firms in a schematic design competition.   The original design remained largely intact through the end of the project.  The organizing design gesture consists of two wings, one private and one public, that branch off of a central courtyard. The two wings are connected by a bridge that serves as a wet bar below and dressing room above. The two-story corner glazing accentuates the view from the living room to the park across the street.