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Curved House

The Curved House is a modern residence with distinctive lines. Conceived in plan as a U-shaped form, this residence features a courtyard that allows for a private retreat to an outdoor pool and a custom fire pit. The master wing flanks one side of this central space while the living spaces, a pool cabana, and a view to an adjacent creek form the remainder of the perimeter.

A signature masonry wall gently curves in two places signifying both the primary entrance and the western wall of the pool cabana. An eclectic and vibrant material palette of brick, Spanish roof tile, Ipe, Western Red Cedar, and various interior finish tiles add to the dramatic expanse of the residence. The client’s interest in suitability is manifested in numerous locations, which include a photovoltaic array on the cabana roof, a geothermal system, radiant floor heating, and a design which provides natural daylighting and views in every room. Photo Credit: Mike Sinclair

This photo has 2 questions

February 1, 2013
pettes wrote:
who is the brick manufacturer and which specific brick has been used ?

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Josh McCullar, AIA added this to Great Compositions: Heavy and Light
I would never imagine seeing this in the American Midwest, but here it is. A smooth dark gray brick serpentine wall slides in and behind a red cedar wall. The color and material contrast is bold and intentional. Nothing here is an afterthought. The opacity of surface begins to dissolve into the gauziness of Ipe wood screens.
Annie Thornton added this to Houzz Tour: Breathtaking Prairie Retreat
This isn't a project that began with a name and obligated all design decisions to follow in its wake. In contrast, says Hufft, the design process is really what dictated the form and shape of the house, like a sculpture. What begins as a solid concept creates a project that neatly connects all features. Often, it is only after the design is completed that the theme clearly reveal itself to Hufft.
The house's second curve cleverly inserts itself behind an ipe wood wall, complicating the relationship between the two materials. See more of this project.

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dispatch1gre added this to 4926 lasalle st
January 4, 2015
kaymarie1 added this to Exterior Ideas
January 2, 2015
harvey1943 added this to 501 EXTERIOR
December 31, 2014
mashatkd added this to mashatkd's ideas
December 15, 2014
elegance: brick and cedar pas de deux
ele302014 added this to ele302014's Ideas
December 12, 2014
Awesome entrance
raltonmorse added this to raltonmorse's Ideas
November 10, 2014
Composition, surface changes, composition
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November 6, 2014
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October 21, 2014
piedra fachafa
kiwileash77 added this to kiwileash77's Ideas
October 11, 2014
Curved wall hiding secret entranceway?
roomTEN design added this to Exterior Concepts
October 7, 2014
Subtle curvature and modulated materials. Love this home.
mcknittey added this to Lakehouse Hardware And Lighting
September 1, 2014
Like the brick and color palette of this home
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August 31, 2014
candyma added this to Patio
August 30, 2014
the feel - masonry and wood
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August 3, 2014
Curved House
jmcba added this to exteriors
July 10, 2014
Brick and cedar together
mudhut1 added this to bramangarth extension
July 9, 2014
everything, this is beatiful
ikram1ali added this to Exterior Ideas
June 14, 2014
how the wall bends into the interior
lethalquade added this to Kitchen Ideas
May 23, 2014
the curve. textured
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May 15, 2014
Wood slat fence
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May 4, 2014
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May 2, 2014
Outside facade
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March 24, 2014
Curve wall at facade
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March 15, 2014
Curved brick wall
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March 9, 2014
Smooth and sharp, all at once.
ballsk added this to ballsk's ideas
February 27, 2014
brick and wood color, slats
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February 17, 2014
My idea of our house
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February 14, 2014
Materials mix
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January 16, 2014
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January 6, 2014
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December 1, 2013
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November 21, 2013
Think about this style as future upgrade to house's exterior
rd904 added this to stone exterior options
November 19, 2013
like--lighter with sun
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November 4, 2013
mix of wood and stone, slats
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October 12, 2013
texture of wood
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September 30, 2013
A gently curved exterior wall -Alana Elwell
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September 21, 2013
Add curve for interest
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September 9, 2013
alfanjetha added this to exterior
September 3, 2013
balance between wood and brick
Dwellings Design Build added this to kopitsky
August 29, 2013
Beautifully sculpted wall
anthonywever added this to Apartment ideas JAn Doret
August 8, 2013
the curved brick wall is a nice touch too much wood for curacao though
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August 5, 2013
yikes, a curved wall...looks almost like fish scales up-close.
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July 28, 2013
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July 1, 2013
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June 16, 2013
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June 15, 2013
wood latice
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June 12, 2013
curved house
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June 9, 2013
curved brick wall
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May 25, 2013
Modern Facade
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April 6, 2013
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March 31, 2013
Wood and concrete
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March 13, 2013
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March 10, 2013
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February 17, 2013
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January 27, 2013
love solid wood panel mixed with open thin wood strip panel
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December 24, 2012
The wall
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December 11, 2012
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November 30, 2012
The wood grill like Luxor
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November 30, 2012
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October 28, 2012
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October 15, 2012
exterior for sureee!! contrast and curve
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October 6, 2012
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August 13, 2012
cedar and brick..aluminum windows
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August 6, 2012
exterior entrance curve ++
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August 1, 2012
Wood horizontal exteior
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July 15, 2012
Hufft Projects
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July 15, 2012
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June 14, 2012
nice lines
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June 7, 2012
Simple, strong, impactful...wood panel and brick windows in front...
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May 29, 2012
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May 22, 2012
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April 1, 2012
exterior modern angles and curves mixed materials
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March 22, 2012
Amazing exterior...I want to come inside and look around!
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March 20, 2012
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March 19, 2012
La fachada
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March 19, 2012
brick wall1
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March 19, 2012
Curved Exterior Wall
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March 19, 2012
Elevation - Curved Running Bond
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March 19, 2012
brick and wood - nice combination
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March 19, 2012
curved brick
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March 19, 2012
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March 19, 2012
curved brick wall
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March 18, 2012
Love the curved Wall!
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March 18, 2012
Exterior materials
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March 18, 2012
Brick and wood exterior
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March 18, 2012
great privacy exterior
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March 18, 2012
mix of materials -horizontal orientation - curve line waking up face
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March 18, 2012
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March 18, 2012
Curved masonry entry(?)
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March 18, 2012
Round wall in briecks contraste with mogno wood wall.
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March 18, 2012
material play
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March 18, 2012
Use of brick, curved wall
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March 15, 2012
Perete spate piscina
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March 11, 2012
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wood tones, gray brick
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February 3, 2012
fachada moderna
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February 3, 2012
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February 2, 2012
le travail des claustras
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January 30, 2012
innovative use of materials
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January 29, 2012
in springfield, u shaped
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January 29, 2012
Modern wood
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January 28, 2012
I like the brick and wood combo to make the structure
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January 26, 2012
cool exterior idea
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January 26, 2012
Front gate
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January 26, 2012
cool composition
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January 26, 2012
lattice and curved wall
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January 26, 2012
Great design
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January 25, 2012
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January 25, 2012
WOW! That curved wall is BEEE U T FUL!
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January 25, 2012
The stone
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January 25, 2012
brick curves! fabulouse
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January 25, 2012
the combination of materials and colors that flow beatifully
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January 25, 2012
architectural styles
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January 25, 2012
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January 25, 2012
solid and un-solid wood textures
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January 25, 2012
Brick and wood combo
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January 25, 2012
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January 25, 2012
oh... completely nice!
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January 24, 2012
lateral wood accent wall?
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January 24, 2012
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January 23, 2012
Cha q chevere
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January 18, 2012
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January 17, 2012
Beautiful material contrasts & shadows
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January 15, 2012
Contrasting forms
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January 9, 2012
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December 30, 2011
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December 28, 2011
red cedar wall
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December 26, 2011
Absolutely stunning to the eye, crisp sharp squared edges push the design of this house to the pinnacle of modern design.
mntousi added this to Homestead
December 25, 2011
cool siding
katkatin added this to katkatin's ideas
December 24, 2011
textures: A smooth dark gray brick serpentine wall slides in and behind a red cedar wall.
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December 23, 2011
Texture, contrast
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December 22, 2011
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December 21, 2011
awesome house
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December 21, 2011
Wood and brick exterior.
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December 21, 2011
shape, color contrast
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December 21, 2011
serpentine wall
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December 21, 2011
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December 20, 2011
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