As the second residence John had helped the couple design, the exercise became the evolution of a personal journey and friendship. The site, bordered by a large caragana hedge provided a unique situation for a private retreat in suburban setting. Many aspects of the design borrow heavily from Japanese tradition; from the front door that is modeled after a 16th Century Japanese temple door to the creation of public and private spaces, both internal and external.
The new home met the needs of the McMullin’s growing family and provided a sense of privacy and tranquility not commonly found in typical residential settings.
Photos by David Miller.