A former boss of the architect from San Francisco, Malcolm Davis, described the houses as “a few rooms in the event of rain”, stressing the connection of any structure to its environment. In 2015, Davis was fortunate to put his mentor’s saying into practice when he designed an off-grid home for a nature-loving family on 165 acres in Healdsburg, California. With just three rooms, almost no furniture and wood stoves for heat, “it’s sort of the simplest version of what a weekend home can be,” says Davis. We are going to take a look.
Photograph of Joe Fletcher, courtesy of Malcolm Davis Architecture.
“I love exposing the structure,” said Davis, “and telling the story of building something.”
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N.B .: This message is an update; the original story took place on May 17, 2017.