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around both sides, so there is a strong sense of passing through a portal.” The main entry opens up to a large living room, with a sculptural spiral staircase in the foreground. With its solid balustrading, the staircase acts as a screen, shielding the living room from the front entry. It also anchors the space visually, and forms a dramatic backdrop for the interior. Above: The upper level of the house was designed to convey the sense of a monolithic element that floats above a transparent glass base. At ground level, sliding doors open right up to the tropical landscape. Left: Sculptural trees and lush planting create an idyllic outlook. On the far left, the land drops away, so basement rooms can also open up to the landscape. search | save | share at 31