Eliot Lee and Eun Sun Chun, architects living in New York (he's a partner at Steven Harris Architects, she's a partner at 212box), collaborated on this rammed-earth compound in the Napa Valley for Lee's parents. Before embarking on the design process, they consulted with another design couple—Eric and Silvina Blasen, of Blasen Landscape Architecture in San Anselmo, California—to establish an integrated plan. The resulting structure is a quiet study in restraint (and a winner of an award from the ASLA); see more images at the American Association of Landscape Architects. Photography by Marion Brenner.
August 11, 2010 10:30 AM