The house is a permanent residence for a family of four. It is sited high on a san dune overlooking Lake Michigan, which is directly to the north of the property. The house is basically a binucleate parti with sleeping quarters disposed to the left and right, the adult quarters separated from those of two teenage daughters by the primary space itself. Informal family living is directly into the kitchen, which is located two feet above the living room. Access to the living room is made under a baldachino-like container that acts as a gateway.
The house, like the human body, is symmetrical on the outside and asymmetrical on the inside. Also the reversal of male and female is symbolized by the outside versus the inside. The house as a primary form is effectively three-sided and appended to the stucco wall, which in elevation reminisces about Spanish Mission architecture thereby effectively saying something about Spanish monks. That which is erotic in plan becomes a face in elevations. It is structured b exposed wood joists laterally spanning the major twenty-foot spaces and has a cedar-scored plywood roof deck above: all of which is exposed. Peripheral walls (inside and out) are cedar-scored plywood, with the single exception of the north wall, which is stucco. All ducting is exposed and painted white. All electrical lighting tracks are exposed and polished chrome.