PROJECT: The Golden Residence by Frederick Clifford Gibson modern-living-room
 

PROJECT: The Golden Residence by Frederick Clifford Gibson

Using what was considered by most to be an unbuildable granite outcropping, I took advantage of the variety and cascading effect of the natural granite to create a house which evolved into seven levels revolving around the main central fireplace built into the largest granite boulder.

The pathways in the house pinwheel around the central space whose vertical climax of the two chimney masses are anchored in the natural granite outcropping that rises from the entry and becomes the hearth of the main living fireplace. Every axis of the pathway connects with the next higher level path axis with stairs while at the same time terminating either into a direct connection to Nature outside or into a focal space.
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This photo has 2 questions

anhus001 wrote:
Fireplace - Is the fireplace wood-burning or gas, and what is the type/brand?
   Comment   June 16, 2014
jant wrote:
Boulder in sunroom. - Was it artificially created or is it real boulder transported to the location?
   Comment   July 27, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to BIG ROCKS
As soon as I saw this house I thought of Fallingwater. I love that the house hovers over the ledge and allows it to poke right through the floor.
Becky Harris added this to Am I Dreaming? Surreal Rooms
I'm not sure if I'd call this "surreal" or "sublime." Either way, I wanted to include the space that was built around an emerging rock ledge.

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Yaz Higashiya added this to yaz_higashiya's Ideas
July 22, 2014
Rock!
saniakrk46 added this to saniakrk46's ideas
October 4, 2013
man cave.
kimcain added this to kimcain's Favorites
October 1, 2013
Rock inside by steps
nnaik added this to nnaik's ideas
August 4, 2013
Rock
tmarkus added this to Staircase
May 14, 2013
take the stairs or the rock
Laramy Gibson added this to Gagnon House
March 12, 2013
Staircase
smkilleffer added this to smkilleffer's ideas
February 26, 2013
GFM boulder
Brandi Frank Bieber added this to General ideas
February 16, 2013
WOW!!
lukeandkat added this to lukeandkat's ideas
February 13, 2013
rock step into addition?
sidewaysglancedesign added this to sidewaysglancedesign's Favorites
December 18, 2012
Bottom of stairs
robertbryan added this to robertbryan's ideas
November 5, 2012
Lower level at the cottage - cut a staircase out of the great room floor
sherijoy added this to sherijoy's ideas
September 1, 2012
natural granite internal use
elmichle added this to elmichle's ideas
August 28, 2012
room built around natural features
bulwa added this to bulwa's Favorites
August 27, 2012
wooow inovation rocks in a house
sthembile dlamini added this to snenkhosi's ideas
August 1, 2012
nice design
thedetectivemw added this to thedetectivemw's Ideas
June 27, 2012
Stone mass incorporated into interior design
sunjum lalwani added this to sunjum's ideas
June 26, 2012
boulder in sunroom
janiel928 added this to janiel928's Favorites
June 19, 2012
The rocks
rachaele added this to rachaele's Favorites
June 10, 2012
Natural
dstripling added this to Deirdre
June 3, 2012
Using what was considered by most to be an unbuildable granite outcropping, I took advantage of the variety and cascading effect of the natural granite to create a house which evolved into seven levels revolving around the main central fireplace built into the largest granite boulder. The pathways in the house pinwheel around the central space whose vertical climax of the two chimney masses are anchored in the natural granite outcropping that rises from the entry and becomes the hearth of th...
kitchenat111west added this to Mercedes Kitchen
April 26, 2012
OMG
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April 23, 2012
poolhouse
tcsalim added this to tcsalim's Favorites
April 15, 2012
Pedras em casa
bvisailor added this to interior detail
April 12, 2012
simply spectacular :)
shannonas added this to Architectural design
March 13, 2012
heaven
broesellotte added this to broesellotte's Favorites
March 9, 2012
Bad mit Felsen
lezone added this to Great Room
February 5, 2012
Multi-level with integrated boulders
fixerdog added this to fixerdog's Favorites
December 15, 2011
The use of natural area.
pink36 added this to pink36's Favorites
November 22, 2011
Wow!!!
tanidup added this to tanidup's ideas
November 15, 2011
roches
vorum added this to vorum's Favorites
November 9, 2011
Naturstue
Rose Construction, Inc. added this to roseconstruction
October 5, 2011
the rock!
kek0142 added this to kek0142's ideas
October 5, 2011
sunroom wood
cherith sinasac added this to cherbear's ideas
September 30, 2011
the rock is awesome
wildflower818 added this to wildflower818's ideas
July 11, 2011
rocks!
artee added this to artee's Favorites
July 8, 2011
Solid airy and exciting
birddog added this to birddog's ideas
June 12, 2011
I love rocks
aeronnoe added this to aeronnoe's ideas
March 21, 2011
Not exactly what we would want - but not too far from the idea of incorporating the rock wall in the carport into the interior of the house somehow.
mollynick added this to misc
November 30, 2010
HHAHAHHAHA
alma4375 added this to alma4375's ideas
November 3, 2010
rock wall divider!!!
Edward J Fusco III added this to interior
October 31, 2010
holy effing shit ! the fp - the boulders - the stair....the chimney and the hood/flue all wrapped together
sima added this to sima's ideas
July 14, 2010
rocks indoors
Kathryn added this to Sunrooms: Bringing the Outdoors In
October 15, 2009
I also love the idea of including other natural elements in the design of the sunroom. Here we've got natural granite rock which is built around a fireplace in the sunroom. This earthiness creates an amazing effect, doesn't it?!
Caitlin Hughes-Whittaker added this to Breezeway
October 14, 2009
i wish
westindiansoap added this to westindiansoap's ideas
September 30, 2009
wooden stairs
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