A Site Only an Architect Could Love

A Site Only an Architect Could Love

Regina Yunghans
Apr 21, 2010

This house took our breath away in person when we happened across it with a friend sometime last year. And now it's done it again from the pages of Dwell:

Architect Christian Arnold and his family built this home for themselves in a well-established residential neighborhood of Kansas City. Their neighbors consist of houses from much earlier in the 20th century, laid out on generous plots of land. The lot the Arnolds built on, however, is irregular: it's a leftover triangular and is on a sharp slope. Which is exactly what lends to its wonderful design: the home stands on stilts that project it out over the contoured land.

The interior is a loft-like space with lots of windows and light. We love the simple bar form and the fact that this home grew in response to a less-than-ideal site to become something quite remarkable. See much more at Dwell.

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