When an architect puts up his own home for sale, its natural that we are all curious to see what an architect would build for himself. Collins has been the one and only owner of the home since it was built in 1970, so this is a unique opportunity to own an architectural marvel.
Constructed with the idea of letting the outdoors in, the rectangular-shaped house is supported by a series of stone pillars that ring the outside of the home. These pillars support cedar beams running throughout the house.
According to his listing agent, none of the home’s interior walls are supporting walls.
“There are no interior or exterior load-bearing partitions, which provides for total planning flexibility,” he says.
This post and beam construction combined with the use of transom windows inside the home gives the interior of this one-of-a-kind house an open and airy feeling. There’s also a 64-foot-long skylight bridge between the main house and the great room.
“When you first walk in the house, a calmness comes over you,” Washington notes. “It’s tranquil, and you really feel the connection to nature from inside.”
Washington also explains the 3,752-square-foot home is broken into two large sections. One section is the entertainment area where the kitchen, living room, wet bar, and great room are located. The other area of the home is the bedroom wing, which has five bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Every room in the house—except the bathrooms—is open to the outside. You’ll find walls of windows throughout the home.