“Morpurgo Architects. Firm’s Aesthetic Spans the Centuries.” American Builders Quarterly
“Morpurgo Architects’ contemporary design is known for a sculptural quality that is evidenced in the flowing shapes, overlapping forms, and soaring heights. Morpurgo has characteristically created distinctive spaces that exhibit an interplay of defining light and distinctive volumes.” American Builders Quarterly
The steep topography of this site inspired Morpurgo Architects to situate this house on a promontory and design sweeping rooflines that float above expansive windows following the contours of the hill. The resulting dramatic interior spaces provide large open areas for family activity and interaction. The soaring, two-story entrance offers an unencumbered view of the gardens beyond the house.
Beneath a large, curved window wall, we designed a long credenza that incorporates an aquarium. It is one of many pieces of built-in and freestanding furniture throughout the house that is integral to the total aesthetic.
To ensure immediacy to their sons and privacy for the couple, we located the children’s rooms on a mid-level between their parents’ master bedroom suite and the living spaces. This programmatic requirement, along with the dynamic site, established the design configuration for this distinctive home.