irrigation. A desert architect’s homage to the rain gods, the over-the-top gutter system expresses Jones’s love of the wet coastal climate. “Everybody focuses on the ocean view. I don’t think that’s fair,” he says. As he designed the home, he explains, he “looked at the inside corner of the L, thinking the opposite of its lines would be a curve. So I sketched a circle inside that pocket of space. I began to understand it could hold a beautiful personal garden.” The home is also flexible, accommodating visitors in its two guest bedrooms, which are attached to the main house but have private entrances that open onto the courtyard. “I’ve had friends come who hardly want to leave the house,” Basha says. Still, her home’s separation between guests and resident ensures that when she stays here on her own, her 3,500-square-foot residence feels like a spacious one-bedroom apartment. “When I’m up here alone, it shrinks back to feeling intimate,” she says. “Yet wherever I stand in the house, I’m surrounded by the most beautiful scenery you can imagine.” h
GRAY ISSUE No. TWENTY-TWO
The DESIGN MAGAZINE for the Pacific Northwest.