Gilliland Residence

At the top of a hill considered an undesirable ‘tough build,’ this hearty home crowns a long but gracefully curved drive, paved with macadam, which crunches pleasantly underfoot. Colors and textures borrowed from nature wrap a compelling juxtaposition of structural shapes that seem to grow straight out of the surrounding granite outcroppings and ochre ground.

A bold front entry projects the safety of a fortress haven ready to defend from the world, while the back wall explodes in glass to take in the endless views of the peaceful valley below