The Alu Residence

An oldie but a goodie!  While building a new house on the downhill side of a hill has definite disadvantages, it provided an incredible opportunity with the Alu family.  Rather than looking at a hill, we designed a stream and waterfall feeding a small pond next to the driveway.


 

The slope of the hill allowed us to design multiple dramatic waterfalls along the stream

A nice natural staircase, made of the same stone used for the pond and outcroppings, goes up the hill to allow easy access to the mailbox.