Two intersecting grids are utilized in the layout, the core laid out on an east-west axis with saddlebags turned toward Sphinx Mountain.
The entry/uphill/north side is very closed incorporating only limited openings to provide a back to the residence. In contrast the southern/view side of the house is very open to take advantage of both the views and the southern sun.
Main Level Floor Plan
Upper and Lower Level Floor Plans
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