CLEFT HOUSE

Located on an extremely narrow lot, the clients required a unique duplex solution harnessing waterfront views without loss of privacy, sustainability, and maximizing space within stringent cost control.

Conceived of as a vertical light box, Cleft House features walls made of translucent, pre-fab panels as well as massive sliding window walls. By elevating and offsetting the main living spaces, we captured canal views and prevailing coastal breezes, eliminating air conditioning & privacy issues. A "sky patio" hidden within the roofline provides an inviting exterior/interior space while dampening road noise.