Hello again readers,
My next two designs were created around a 4-line parti that resembles a spider. This spider parti proved very fruitful and served as the basis for the organizational structure of these two houses. I chose to work with the ellipse in both spider houses using them in traditional and nontraditional ways as you will see. For this historic house, elliptical rooms were arranged in the shape of the spider parti with the landscape elements mimicking the parti of the house. While the form of the house is very colonial from the outside, the 2 prominent dormers on the North facade are meant to invoke the eyes of a spider staring down at the people below. This house is probably the largest I have designed in recent memory with as many as 9 bedrooms and 10.5 baths with a 3-car garage and room to host many guests. The house has a tennis court, pool house, in-ground swimming pool, gatehouse, elevator, formal gardens as well as a grand 2-story domed library, a billiards room, a study, two dining rooms and a total of 6 fireplaces. Below are plans and renderings of the property.