East House

One the the pleasures of the last few days has been staying in East House, recently constructed to a design by Peter Rose, an architect who teaches at Harvard.   A nicely judged, asymmetric, neo-Louis Kahn essay in concrete, wood and abstract spaces, with floors of Swiss stone from Vals, walls of douglas fir and Alaskan cedar and walls which open up to the sound of the sea.

This is the ground plan, which demonstrates how the rooms have been disaggregated from the central axis, allowing views through the centre and cross axis of the house:

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This is the approach:

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These are views of the exterior:

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I particularly like the open-air shower on top of the garage, where one can take a shower in full view of the sea:

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