Lakeview Residence

Baltimore, Maryland
Completed 2008

The owners wished to live modesty beyond the boundary of their mid century stone house. The floor plane of the existing house was extended into the landscape and the new boundary defined by low stone retaining walls. A new high wall with matching stone and a single symmetrical window, anchors itself parallel to the southern facade of the existing house. The new wall simultaneously protects the dweller from the elements and mediates an engagement with the garden. The adjacent wall openings translate, the east outward to a magnificent beech tree, the west inward upon an enclosed courtyard. The roof rests between the new stone wall and the existing house with a responsive geometry.